Employee Discipline: Delaware
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Lindsay O. Clizbe and Michael B. Rush, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
- Delaware employers must comply with unique notification requirements before monitoring employees' telephone conversations, email and Internet usage. See Electronic Monitoring of Employees.
- Employers in Delaware may not ask employees or job applicants to submit to a polygraph or other form of lie detector test. See Lie Detector or Polygraph Tests.
- Delaware allows employers to condition employment or continued employment on an employee or applicant signing a noncompete agreement, so long as that agreement meets certain requirements. See Noncompete Agreements.
- Delaware law prohibits employers from punishing employees for activity protected under certain statutes. See Discrimination; Whistleblower Protections; Protected Activities and False Claims Act.
- Delaware has enacted a social media privacy law. See Social Media Privacy.
- Delaware has enacted a Clean Indoor Air Act. See Clean Indoor Air Act.
- Both recreational and medical marijuana use is legal in Delaware, but an employer remains free to discipline an employee for marijuana use, or impairment, at work. See Marijuana Use.