Employee Privacy: Kentucky
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Wendy C. Hyland, Fisher & Phillips LLP
- Kentucky law recognizes the right to privacy, which sets parameters on an employer monitoring of employee activities. See State Law Recognition of the Right to Privacy.
- Kentucky employers are prohibited from monitoring or recording conversations or telephone calls of employees without consent of at least one party. See Wiretapping and Electronic Monitoring.
- If an employer seeks to photograph employees and engage in workplace surveillance, it should have a legitimate business related reason for doing so. See Surveillance and Photographing Employees.