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Privacy and Other Legal Concerns

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Faster, it seems, than a high-speed modem, the Internet and features such as electronic mail (“e-mail”) have become fixtures in millions of American homes and in many businesses. These innovations offer myriad benefits to business and workers, especially the increased efficiency in communications that is revolutionizing the way we…


Worker Privacy Can’t Be Invaded Unreasonably

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “A friend of mine was recently hired by a company that is not based in the United States. One of the items on the employment agreement says that while employed by the company, you will not, except with the written consent of the company, devote any of your…


Applicant Asked for Handwriting Sample

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “On an application for a local teaching position, the back page included an unlined box instructing applicants to “state your educational philosophy in your own handwriting.” “I suspect the employer is using graphology as a screening tool. “Is this legal? I hate to think an otherwise excellent application…


Tests May Violate Privacy and Law

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “After a job interview, I was asked to come back for a test. The interviewer did not say what the test would be. It turned out to be a battery of psychological tests and what I believe was an IQ test. “I was never offered a job, and…


Can Firm Reveal Where Former Employee Lives?

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “If a vendor or collection agency contacts a company searching for an employee who no longer works at the company, can the personnel department release the last known address of the employee or does that violate some privacy law?” A: “Certain employee documents such as medical records are…


Employers Didn’t Give Results of HIV Test

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “I have been employed by a large corporation for seven years. Recently, while having an annual physical, I was browsing through my medical records. I noticed that there were HIV test results from the date of hire. The report says the results were positive, but no one has…