Employee Privacy: New Hampshire

Employee Privacy requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: James P. Reidy, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA and Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

Summary

  • New Hampshire law recognizes and protects an individual's right to privacy. The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that four distinct interests are protected under the general right to privacy. See Common Law Right to Privacy.
  • New Hampshire also has a statute that protects the right to privacy and shields individuals from unlawful surveillance. See Statutory Right to Privacy.
  • Employers may not monitor employee email and telephone communications without prior consent. See Wiretapping and Electronic Monitoring.
  • New Hampshire law limits who may receive copies of another person's criminal history. See Criminal History Inquiries.
  • New Hampshire law governs use of and access to employee personnel files. See Personnel Files.