This tool provides an overview, key risks, expected key controls and questions to consider for the employee and employer rights process.
All employees have basic rights in the workplace belonging to them by law, nature or tradition. Employee workplace rights include statutory rights, which are the result of specific laws or statutes passed by federal, state or local governments, and employee/employer contractual rights. In most states, employees have a statutory right to privacy in the workplace. This right to privacy applies to the employee's personal possessions, including handbags or briefcases, storage lockers accessible only by the employee, and private mail addressed only to the employee.