Employee Privacy: West Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
- West Virginia recognizes invasion of privacy claims. See Common Law Claims for Invasion of Privacy.
- In West Virginia, there are numerous state and local statutes providing privacy protection to employees. See West Virginia Statutes Involving Privacy Rights.
- The Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act prohibits the interception, disclosure or use of any wire, electronic or oral communication without consent of one of the participants. See Wiretapping and Telephone/ Electronic Communication Monitoring
- Under West Virginia law, employers may drug test current employees only under certain circumstances. See Substance Abuse Testing.