Does an employer have a right to search an employer-provided vehicle?

Author: Shannon C. Johnson

Yes. An employee has no reasonable expectation of privacy in an employer-provided vehicle. An employer can search a vehicle that is provided to an employee in connection with work-related activities because it is company property belonging to the employer. It is advisable for employers to have a written policy that outlines the employee's expectation of privacy in this situation in order to adequately notify employees of their privacy rights.