Privacy issues can arise in the employment context in many forms. Employees have privacy rights under state and federal law, including rights based on the constitution. Employers often have secret, private information which is shared with employees. Most larger employers have detailed privacy policies which are set forth in their employee handbooks or manuals. Smaller employers often lack clear privacy policies.
Privacy issues are often extremely sensitive, and a lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible if there is a breach or perceived breach of privacy to prevent potential dissemination of confidential information. There are many legal remedies available to both employers and employees to address privacy concerns.