03/23/2012 - A man whose coworkers locked him in a lavatory for approximately 25 minutes may not pursue his false imprisonment case against his employer. The man was locked inside the lavatory on a ship during a corporate event by his coworkers as a prank. A jury found that the man’s confinement was “brief or fleeting” and did not rise to the level of false imprisonment.
03/23/2012 - A state supreme court has ruled that an employee may pursue her invasion of privacy claim against her employer after she discovered a video camera in the company bathroom. The employer, who had placed the camera there in an attempt to document wrongdoing, argued that there was no invasion of privacy because the camera was not working.
03/20/2012 - The authors first note that preventing workplace and school-based violence starts with the understanding that no one can predict violence; rather, the goal is to assess dangerousness based on observations and reports of a person’s behavior.
02/29/2012 - Courts are struggling to apply decades-old privacy and electronic security laws to employment issues arising in the digital arena. The newest challenges involve social media and what companies can do.
02/25/2012 - The book familiarizes readers with terms such as “silent slashes,” “evil clones,” and “jihad by proxy” as the authors describe the “seven swords of digital assassination” that damage entities’ reputations.
02/01/2012 - Investigation concludes a hostile work environment doesn't exist at the Federal Air Marshal Service, even though air marshals believe it does. DHS urges the passage of the DREAM Act to help with immigration problems. Security at the Super Bowl. And more.
01/30/2012 - A subcontractor is responsible for the actions of an employee who accidentally ran over another worker on a job site. An appeals court found that the employee furthered the overall progress of the project and “the resulting risk of injury was inherent to the enterprise.”