It can be disconcerting to know that you are being watched. You may be doing your job well, but still feel uncomfortable at the thought of people watching you. In some cases, there may be little, if anything, that you can do about it. Employers have a legitimate interest in keeping tabs on their workers. They have a legitimate interest in making sure that you, and all of the other employees, are doing the jobs you are paid to do.
Your Employer’s Rights May Not Be Unlimited
Despite your employer’s interest in watching what is happening, that right may not be unlimited. For example, your employer may not have a legitimate interest in placing cameras in workplace bathroom stalls, showers, or locker rooms. Cameras that are used to watch you in intimate settings where you have the right to expect privacy may violate your rights.
You Shouldn’t Have to Accept It
If you believe that a camera has been used to watch you in a workplace bathroom, it is important to stand up for your rights. That is what some brave employees of the Smith and Thomas Funeral Home are doing now. After discovering a hidden camera in a unisex bathroom primarily used by employees, one worker contacted the Chicago Police Department, and others contacted the lawyers at Lane & Lane, LLC. Currently, we are working hard to protect their rights.
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