Monitoring of Technology Use
Employers have the right to set policies on technology use in the workplace, but employees must be aware of these policies to understand their rights. Sidney L. Gold & Associates are experienced in counseling and representing employees who are accused of violating these policies. Some employers set very broad technology use policies that can be interpreted in many ways so that they work in the employer’s favor. In some cases, employers try to use these broad policies to defend their right to monitor or access the employee’s company and personal use of technology.
Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates use their legal expertise to identify unlawful practices by an employer to defend their client’s rights to use technology to email, blog and to access social media sites such as Linkedin, My Space, and Facebook. Employers may also attempt to apply a technology use policy to retaliate against an employee that reported inappropriate or illegal activity within the corporation. It is also unlawful to retaliate against an employee who may have made unfavorable remarks regarding the employer on the employee’s password protected site. This type of action also violates the employee’s rights to privacy.