Protect Off Duty Employee Privacy
The use of GPS to monitor employees on duty activities is becoming increasingly popular. However the laws relating to GPS monitoring and related privacy rights have not caught up yet. Employers should be cautions that they do not gain access to information that reveals the activities of off duty employees such as medical appointments, political, professional, religious, and sexual associations. Access to such information could be a violation of the employees Fourth Amendment Rights.
FleetTraks + provides the technology to safeguard employers from gaining access to employee’s off duty personal activities. When employees are off duty, it is the employees responsibility to turn the GPS reporting to off. With FleetTraks+ in the Off Reporting Mode, personal mileage is recorded but GPS location activity is not reported. As always, you should check with your attorney about employee privacy laws in your state.