Is it legal to have a camera in a performers dressing room?

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Is it legal to have a camera in a performers dressing room?

We are now required to sign a waiver oking
use of a dressing room surveillance camera- or
losing our job/ no longer able to work there. Is
this legal?

Asked on May 18, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Video suveillance equipment is legal for an employer to install under most conditions but with 2 important exceptions. The first is that employees must be given notice of such recordings. The second, at the one germain to your situation, is that such equipment cannot be placed in areas where there is an "expectation of privacy". This includes, rest rooms, areas designated for breast freeding and dressing rooms (basically anywhere where an employee can be foud in a state of undress). 

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, it is NOT legal to film or video someone in a state of undress or where they are changing: cameras in dressing rooms, locker rooms, changing rooms, rest rooms, etc. are illegal. The employer can certainly have cameras covering all entrances/exists to the room, so they can track who is coming or going, but can't film in the dressing room itself.


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