Companies are required to use information from various sources in order to make well-informed business decisions. They must have the information necessary to make good choices. This is true whether that decision is about which employees to hire, retain, fire, or if it relates to research for a product similar to that of a competitor. Today’s employers are more able to access and gather information about employees, job applicants, and other businesses as a result of technological advances. Employers, however, can expose themselves to massive liability when they violate a person’s privacy rights or access another business’s private information. If your company has been sued by a prospective, current, or former employee or a business competitor, contact our Southern California business law attorney today to discuss your options.Aggressive Los Angeles, California Employment Attorney Defending Employers Accused of Violating Privacy Rights
California values the privacy rights of employees. Our state constitution recognizes the right to privacy as “inalienable.” But it can be difficult for employers to know what sources of information are on- or off-limits and what information they may rightfully access. Businesses often make the mistake of breaching privacy rights or improperly obtaining a competitor’s confidential information, not realizing that such activities violate the law. Yash Law Group defends employers against various privacy claims, including:
- Intruding into employees’ private matters
- Monitoring employees’ personal and company e-mail
- Implementing drug test policies for certain employees only
- Searching employees’ purses or workplace lockers, desks, and company cars
This area of law is in a state of constant flux and it can be difficult for a small business to know whether or not it has crossed a line. If you are a small-business owner and an employee claims you have violated their privacy then you should contact an attorney immediately.
Jesse Singh of Yash Law Group is a Los Angeles labor and business law attorney who works hard to stay apprised of new court decisions and laws in order to protect your business from lawsuits involving privacy rights. He uses this knowledge to represent businesses in court, and to help implement privacy and security policies at your workplace to ensure that future exposure to liability is limited. If you are accused of having violated an employee’s rights, Jesse will aggressively work to protect your interests. Contact our office today for a free consultation.Orange County Attorneys Providing Business Owners’ Counsel on Protecting Their Business and Their Private Business Information