The Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace Searches


When it comes to searches in the workplace, the law must walk a delicate balance between an employee’s reasonable expectation of privacy and an employer’s justification for a search.

The stronger the reason for a search – say, a report that an employee has a dangerous weapon – the better your case for conducting a search.

Employers faced with having to conduct a search should keep the following in mind:

DO search only when necessary – You should have a legitimate business reason to conduct a search.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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