A growing number of employers are hiring private investigators to spy on employees suspected of taking leave dishonestly under the Family Medical Leave Act. Management-side attorneys claim that FMLA abuses have gotten out of hand, and employers need a tool — in this case surveillance — to catch abusers. And it's been pretty successful, they said, noting that private investigators have caught employees bowling, doing yard work or holding second jobs when they're supposed to be out on sick leave. Employee-rights attorneys view surveillance as harassment, intimidation and an interference with a worker's right to take FMLA leave.
Spying employers raise legal hackles
The National Law Journal
August 18, 2008
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