Right to Privacy
An attorney in your office is handling a case on privacy issues. The client has accused her employer of invading her privacy at the workplace. The client has reported that her e-mails are being monitored on a regular basis; her phone conversations are being recorded; and videos are being taken of employees while they are in office.
The attorney has asked you to provide an analysis of the law on this issue for the attorney to review before the attorney counsels the client. Create a PowerPoint presentation to give to the attorney. It should contain 6–9 slides (not including the title slide and reference list). Use the Speaker Notes to explain points in more detail. Ensure that the content of the slides contents is professional, clear, direct, and succinct.
Address the following issues in your PowerPoint:
- Is protection of privacy protected by any specific provisions in the US Constitution?
- Is a female employee entitled by law to enjoy special rights to privacy at the workplace?
- What arguments from the employer might your attorney need to counter and how?
- What roles do the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act play on either side of the argument?