Matthew Bodie, Employee Privacy and Autonomy, in Restatement Third of Employment Law
Comment by: Tanya Forsheit
Workshop draft abstract:
The chapter, part of the American Law Institute’s first Restatement of employment law, endeavors to restate the common law of worker privacy and autonomy. It describes employees’ privacy interests in information, physical and electronic locations, and confidentiality, as well as protection against retaliation for refusals to accede to privacy violations. The autonomy provisions protect employees against adverse actions based on important off-duty activities that have no effect on workplace responsibilities. The draft is at this point the work of the reporter; it has not been approved by the ALI Council or membership. I am very much looking forward to your comments.