Can a company take legal action against any ex-employee?
In case of any theft by the ex employee, the company can take action against the ex employee to recover its loss. Googling your legal issue online? The internet is not a lawyer and neither are you. Talk to a real lawyer about your legal issue.
Can a federal employee be forced to break the law?
Federal employees are protected by the federal whistleblower statute. Many states have passed similar laws that pertain to state government or even private businesses. The actual law that may provide protection from adverse employment action depends on the type of criminal conduct that is being protected.
What are the rights and responsibilities of an employer?
The employer may watch, read, and listen to most of the employee’s workplace communications. Employees should remember that when they use an employer’s equipment, there expectations of privacy should be limited. Private companies have the right to monitor the email, computer, and phone of their employees.
Do you have a right to privacy in the workplace?
Employees have a right to privacy in the workplace, as well. This right applies to the worker’s personal items, which include briefcases or handbags, as well as storage lockers and private email accessible only by the employee. Other employee rights include:
What are ex-employee’s legal rights in regard to old email?
I contacted Lawrence Graves, an attorney with Coolidge & Graves, PLLC. This is his reply: The company/employer owns all data on its hardware, including e-mail archives. The employee has no rights at all in his e-mail identity.
Is it legal for an employer to terminate an employee?
However, employers generally can cite a limitless number of reasons for firing an employee, and it is the responsibility of an employee to show their legally protected actions were the direct or supporting cause of their employer’s decision to terminate them.
Are there any federal laws that protect employees?
Among other federal laws that protect against workplace inequality are the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, which applies to workers 40 years and older, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or ADA.
Can a employer retaliate against a legally protected employee?
Employers retaliating against workers engaged in a legally protected activity are in violation of public policy.