Employee Privacy: Minnesota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Meghann Kantke, formerly of Lathrop GPM
- Minnesota law recognizes the tort of invasion of privacy. See Invasion of Privacy; Defamation.
- Drug and alcohol testing of employees or job applicants is strictly regulated by Minnesota law. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- Minnesota employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees or job applicants for their off-work use of lawful consumable products. See Off Duty Conduct.
- Minnesota law strictly prohibits employers from requesting or requiring employees to undergo lie detector tests. See Lie Detector Tests.
- Minnesota law imposes restrictions on conducting background checks and medical screens of employees and job applicants. See Genetic Testing; Preemployment Screening.
- Minnesota employers must maintain the privacy and security of employees' personnel records and information. See Privacy and Security of Personnel Records and Information.
- Minnesota employees have the right to review their own personnel records every six months. See Privacy and Security of Personnel Records and Information; Employee Right of Review.