Are my employee names and titles private?

Can I publish a list of my employees and their titles (first name and last initial only) on our corporate “Meet our Team” section of our website without their consent?

Posted 06-15-2015

Steve Duggan replies:

Yes, you can. I don’t see how anyone could claim that that information was private. You also could publish their office address and phone number and any other information that is owned by the business. Only their home address, home phone number and personal cell number would be entitled to privacy. In some cases, such as domestic violence, where there is some personal threat, you should of course first consult with HR and Legal before published any information that might put an victim/employee at risk.

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About the Author:

Steve Duggan graduated from the Law School at the University of Notre Dame while on active duty in the Air Force. He has extensive experience representing management litigating cases of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment. Steve also has experience in all phases of administrative litigation of unfair labor practice charges, and class and individual complaints of employment discrimination. He has been an instructor of seminars for supervisors and managers on labor management relations and other personnel issues, and for lawyers in basic and advanced trial advocacy courses. Steve came on board with Fair Measures in 1998.