1. Privacy in the Workplace: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Avoid Claims

Privacy in the Workplace: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Avoid Claims

Privacy in the Workplace: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Avoid Claims
Event ID: 18521
Session ID: 15429

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Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law and president, HR Learning Center LLC
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? Human resources, department heads and supervisors, IT, internal auditors, financial officers, controllers, in-house counsel, CEOs

Advances in electronic communication and social media have changed the face of the American workplace. This webinar will shed some light on this subject and help prepare employers for what they need to know regarding monitoring of employee communications including on social media sites. In addition, there can be risks for employers conducting workplace investigations based on how they access electronic media such as e-mail, social media sites of the employees, etc.

Please join Melissa Fleischer to learn what you as an employer can and cannot do as well as how to protect your organization from liability for violation of right to privacy claims.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • The risk for employers from an invasion of privacy claim by employees
  • Do employees who text and e-mail at work have a “reasonable expectation of privacy”?
  • What does “reasonable expectation of privacy” actually mean?
  • Best practices to ensure that your employees do not have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” for workplace electronic communications
  • How to draft electronic communication policies that put employees on notice that these communications will be monitored
  • Analysis of the latest case law on privacy in workplace communications


Your conference leader for “Privacy in the Workplace: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Avoid Claims” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with 20 years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. HR Learning Center, LLC offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues. She is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of employment law topics including: workplace investigations, anti-harassment training, FMLA and ADA training, workplace violence prevention, etc. Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law.


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