My employer is planning on publishing employee attendance records monthly to the entire office. Is this legal?

Posted  01-08-2014

Ann Kiernan replies:

I don’t see any reason this would be improper. After all, co-workers usually know who is in and who is out. I would advise, however, that absences covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act or similar state laws, be listed as “excused”, and the reasons for the absences be omitted from any public report.

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Ann Kiernan has litigated claims of wrongful discharge and discrimination before state and federal courts and administrative matters before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, representing both employers and employees. Ms. Kiernan co-hosted The Employee Rights Forum, a weekly radio call-in show reaching up to a half-million listeners in the New York metropolitan area, and her articles on employment law have been published in many books and magazines. Both as a firm partner and as a director, Ms. Kiernan gained solid experience in management and human resources compliance. She has worked with Fair Measures since 1997.