Hernandez V. Hillsides: Evolving Calif. Privacy Law

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 1:57 PM EDT) -- The two ends of the workplace privacy spectrum have been fairly well defined by prior California law. On the one hand are those cases which have allowed covert videotaping in open and accessible workplace areas.

On the other hand are those cases that find a violation of the right to privacy by videotaping areas reserved for personal acts such as employee restrooms and dressing areas.

In Hernandez v. Hillsides Inc., S147552 (Aug. 3, 2009), the California Supreme Court was confronted with a scenario that falls between...
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