Personal information may be collected at some points during a person's life, but the law specifies the way it may be used. People communicate on a daily basis and may not be aware that information is being collected, but in the course of workers' compensation claims, an employer may try to use it to negatively affect the outcome of your case. It is against the workers' compensation law in some situations to collect or use private information.
The Coye Law Firm is an experienced workers' compensation law firm, knows the unfair tactics that may be used in a workers' compensation claim, and is dedicated to protecting your rights. Call one of our offices today to protect your personal life from intrusion.
Methods of Invading PrivacyAn employee can have their privacy violated in the following ways: If the facts disclosed about the employee are untrue, then they can pursue a claim under defamation. It is not, however, a violation of an employee's privacy to be videotaped or monitored while at work in the course of their duties. The employees need to be made aware of the monitoring and a policy must be established.
When Choosing to File a ClaimIn order to preserve your claim, make sure to:
Invasion of privacy is against the law not only in employment, but in many aspects of everyday life. The Bill of Rights of the United States set up a right to privacy in the 4th Amendment. The Florida Constitution also has the right to privacy as a part of the fundamental rights that citizens have.
Unfortunately, opposing parties in a workers' compensation claim may use invasive or inappropriate tactics to avoid responsibilities. The information listed here is just an introduction to the law and not meant to take the place of an attorney's advice. The workers' compensation lawyers at Coye Law Firm can consult you on what rights you may be waiving in a workers' compensation settlement if you choose to sign one.
The expert injury attorneys at Coye Law Firm are experienced with Florida, New York, Michigan, and District of Columbia law and are here to help the injured.