Employee Privacy: South Dakota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Gloria Ju
- The South Dakota Supreme Court recognizes three actionable invasion of privacy claims. See Common Law Invasion of Privacy Claims.
- Although they are not workplace-specific, employers in South Dakota should abide by state law restrictions on monitoring telephones and computers and using surveillance devices. See Employee Monitoring.
- Employers have the right and, in some situations, a legal duty, to conduct background checks on prospective employees. See Background Checks.
- South Dakota's drug testing law applies only to public employers. See Drug Testing.
- South Dakota prohibits discrimination based on genetic testing against current and prospective employees. See Genetic Testing.
- State agencies have a duty to protect individuals' Social Security numbers. See Protecting Employee Social Security Numbers.
- South Dakota law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees for off-duty tobacco use. See Legal Off-Duty Activities.