Employment Laws Prohibiting Invasion of Privacy

If your employer has asked you to take a drug test, is it an invasion of your privacy? Actions your employer can and cannot take do not always seem clear cut. Much depends on your job title and work conditions. A drug test is one thing if you are a long-haul truck driver. It is quite another if you are a store clerk.

Your right to privacy is protected by both federal and California laws. If you have concerns about your right to privacy or believe that it might have been violated, talk to Sacramento-area attorney Anthony J. Poidmore about your rights.

Mr. Poidmore has been practicing employment law in California for more than 35 years. He is an established lawyer who does not hesitate to take cases to trial. While many cases involving invasion of privacy settle outside of the courtroom, Mr. Poidmore has the resources necessary to take cases to trial and win them if necessary. This reputation for success often helps him achieve favorable settlement offers, helping his clients to move forward with their lives.


Many different types of information are considered private under California state and federal laws. These include things like salary information, benefits, deductions, pension information and the results of drug tests. The laws that protect them vary depending on the type of information. Medical information, for example, is protected by HIPAA - the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

There are many ways that California workers invade their workers' privacy:

· Granting improper access to medical information to employers and other coworkers

· Leaking of medical or financial information

· Asking certain prohibited questions in job interviews and other work situations

· Requiring drug testing in jobs that cannot require it, depending on job classification


Regardless of how your privacy was violated, talk with an experienced attorney about your options. You may have more than you think. Contact the law firm of Anthony J. Poidmore in Roseville, California, by completing an online contact form.