Is it legal or illegal for an employer to take pictures of an employee with out thier knowledge?

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Is it legal or illegal for an employer to take pictures of an employee with out thier knowledge?

i received a phone call from my manager stating that someone
from Corporate Office had taken pictures of me sleeping in my
work truck. When i challenged my manager about this false
allegation, she recanted her story and told me that she wasn’t
100 percent sure about the location of where this photo had
taken place, nor was she sure about the date and time. I’m not
understanding what the motive is behind this story, but i feel for
some odd reason that my employer is attempting to build a
negative case against me…even if I’ve been told recently that i
am great employee. I’m seeking legal advice just in case i
become a victim of wrongful termination.

Asked on April 25, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Maryland

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that affords you protection under the circumstances, as an "at will" worker you can be terminated for the reason that you cite or for any reson or for no reason at all. This is because a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).


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