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What is Privacy
Violation Exactly

 

At Colby Law Firm, we believe that privacy and data security are basic human rights. We can assist with litigation or a class action lawsuit if your data privacy has been compromised through a cybersecurity data breach, an identity theft, or your intellectual property has been compromised or granted unauthorized access to others.

We take attorney/client privilege very seriously, and will offer you the counsel and legal advice that you need to get through this difficult time. Our law firm prizes consumer and data protection.

Exposure of personal information is a Civil Rights infraction, and our deep understanding of privacy law and data security law will help you get the results you need. You need a privacy lawyer in Los Angeles that can help. You need Colby Law Firm.

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What Qualifies as Privacy Violation

Employees can bring common-law claims against you for invasion of privacy. If an employer disseminates information obtained privately from the employee, the employer could be subject to claims of having placed the employee in a false light or giving unreasonable publicity to that employee’s personal life. Hill v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 7 Cal.4th 1, 24, 26 (1994); CACI Nos. 1800-1803.

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Appropriation

Appropriation of the name and likeness of another. Example: Using photographs or names of employees in your advertising or marketing, particularly of former employees without their permission, can result in a claim for appropriation.

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Unreasonable publicity

Unreasonable publicity given to another’s private life. Example: Telling others that an employee is suffering from AIDS or is recently divorced gives unreasonable publicity into that employee’s private life.

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Intrusions

Unreasonable intrusion upon the seclusion of another. Example: Surveillance of an applicant for a sensitive position during a background check can lead to claims for unreasonable intrusion into the employee’s seclusion (privacy).

Why Choose Colby Law Firm?

We take attorney/client privilege very seriously, and will offer you the counsel and legal advice that you need to get through this difficult time. Our law firm prizes consumer and data protection. Exposure of personal information is a Civil Rights infraction, and our deep understanding of privacy law and data security law will help you get the results you need. You need a privacy lawyer in Los Angeles that can help. You need Colby Law Firm.

What Sets Us Apart From Other Privacy Violation Lawyers in Los Angeles

Colby Law Firm was created by some of the most passionate employment lawyers in Los Angeles. We’re vigilant in ensuring that workers understand and exercise their rights to work in environments free of discrimination and hatred. A Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer from Colby Law Firm will fight alongside you to ensure your voice is heard and help you to move forward in your life and in your career..

1. Honesty and Transparency

You can expect complete honesty and transparency from a Colby Law Firm privacy violation lawyer. Los Angeles residents deserve to know everything about their working rights. We aim to provide that information and can help to explain every step along the way.

2. Direct Line of Communication

You won’t get left in the dark when working with Colby Law Firm. Our lawyers for privacy violation establish direct lines of communication, so you always have somebody available to answer your questions.

3. (Proven) Extensive Track Record of Success

At Colby Law Firm, we don’t just talk the talk. We walk the walk. Our attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience and a proven track record of success. Experience is key for a privacy violation lawyer, and Los Angeles residents have access to that experience within our firm.

How We Can Help?

Working with a privacy violation lawyer from Colby Law Firm means you’re informed and protected from the first step in your process. We offer free consultations where we analyze your case and help you understand your options. If you choose to work with us, we will build your case and take it all the way to an agreement or verdict on your behalf.

Finding the Right Privacy Violation Lawyer.

Finding reliable legal representation you can trust to represent you is crucial. You want a privacy violation attorney in Los Angeles to be willing and able to take a case to trial if your initial settlement offer is far too low. Your legal representative must take your wrongful termination seriously.

Employment law breaches and unfair dismissal can be devastating. Only legal professionals with decades of experience in employment law should handle a wrongful termination case. The competent privacy violation attorneys at Colby Law Firm can get you the compensation you deserve.

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Contact Colby Law Firm and Get a Free Evaluation

At Colby Law Firm, your case will be in the hands of experienced privacy violation attorneys in Los Angeles with access to our firm’s vast resources. Companies typically fight lawsuits related to wrongful termination, so this could be a lengthy process.

Colby Law Firm aims to keep you reassured when dealing with former employers. Let a privacy violation lawyer from our firm guide you through the process and advise you on the next steps. For a free case evaluation, contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Employers Access Social Media Accounts in California?

In most cases, an employer cannot ask, request, or demand access to any of your social media accounts in California. This means you don’t have to provide access as part of a job interview process or as a term of your employment. The only exception to this rule is if your employer believes you’re involved in misconduct, harassment, or a violation of the company’s policies that may involve social media. Even in these cases, the employer can’t request your passwords or full access to social media. Instead, they can only request specific content that is relevant to a current investigation.

What Is “Free Game” for Social Media?

Though an employer can’t request access to your social media account during the hiring process, they can check your account if it’s set to Public view. “Free Game” comes into play in this scenario. Anything the employer finds on a Public social media account can be questioned during an interview or used as grounds to not hire a candidate. To ensure “Free Game” doesn’t apply to you, set all of your social media accounts to Private to ensure only approved friends and family can access your posts. Setting your accounts to Private ensures fair hiring processes.

Are Californian Employers Allowed to Monitor Employees?

Californian employers can monitor employees to an extent. Generally speaking, an employer may monitor all of your workplace communications, which includes your computer usage and any calls you make using a business phone. Employers can also access your work emails and voicemails. However, employers can’t monitor any personal communication made using your personal phone or email address. They’re also not allowed to make audio or video recordings of anything that happens in workplace restrooms, locker rooms, or any other room designated for employees to change clothes. Employers must also have your consent before they record any of your workplace conversations.

Can I Sue a Californian Employer for Invasion of Privacy

The landmark case Hill v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Assn. (1994) 7 Cal. 4th 1, 38 created a precedent for lawsuits against Californian employers based on invasion of privacy. The Californian Supreme Court recognized several inalienable rights during this case, including the right to privacy and how that right allowed employees to take private action against private parties, such as employers. The result is that you can sue Californian employers for invasions into your private life. These invasions include but aren’t limited to medical information background tests, social media inquiries, drug tests, and GPS tracking.

How Much Can I Sue for if an Employer Illegally Records My Conversation?

The California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) makes it illegal for anybody to record conversations without the consent of all parties involved in the conversation. This includes telephone conversations you may have at work. Most employers ask for this consent as part of their employment conditions. However, those who record without consent violate CIPA and are liable to pay damages in the event of a successful lawsuit. Under current CIPA laws, people or private parties who illegally record conversations must pay either $5,000 for each illegally recorded call or three times the cost of the actual damages the recorded party suffered due to the action.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

Joella Still
November 11, 2021.
It’s truly been a pleasure working with Aaron and the women on his team. I will definitely be referring people to them simply because they not only handled this matter professionally, but also empathetically during a really hard time for me. Dealing with wrongful termination and discrimination and especially during a global pandemic, it was really important to find an employment attorney who could understand the situation, the subtleties, nuances, etc. The case was resolved relatively quickly and I felt that they really put in the time to end up with a favorable outcome. If you choose them, you’re really in great hands.
Sajaad Shah
October 16, 2021.
Colby Law Firm got me the results I wanted, quickly. They managed my expectations properly and exceeded them in the end. They are the best employment attorneys I know, and I strongly recommend them for anyone who has questions about harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination.
Roberto Gutierrez
August 24, 2021.
Aaron and his team did an amazing job representing me. They worked really hard for me and got me a larger settlement than I had expected. They were professional, caring, and very responsive. They kept me in the loop on what was happening and if I needed help or had a question, they were very quick to respond.
Ashley Chejade-Bloom
June 8, 2021.
Aaron Colby is the best employment attorney, who will get you the results you want, every time - he is a person you want on your team. He is extremely responsive and truly cares about the businesses (and founders) he represents. I strongly recommend Colby Law Firm to anyone who has questions about harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination.
Aaron Baker
June 5, 2021.
The Colby Law Firm are the best employment attorneys. They’re a great firm for anyone who has questions about harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination. Their candid and direct approach to educating their clients sets them apart from other firms.
Jeffrey Greenblatt
June 5, 2021.
Colby Law Firm is simply remarkable. Their employment attorneys are efficient and effective, and you always know you have the sharper advocate on your side in all employment law issues (such as discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages, wrongful termination, etc). Highly recommend this law firm for anyone who needs a candid assessment with any employer/employee issues they face.
Julie Hall
June 4, 2021.
I have been practicing labor and employment law for over 35 years. I have represented both employees and employers over the years. I only represent employers at this point in my career, so I send all referrals for representation of employees to Aaron. He is simply the best.
Matt Weisbarth
June 3, 2021.
Colby Law Firm got me the results i wanted, quickly. They managed my expectations properly and exceeded them at the end. They are the best employment attorneys I know, and I strongly recommend them for anyone with potential claims against their employer.
Jeffrey Goldman
June 3, 2021.
My experience with Colby Law Firm was great. They are the best employment attorneys I know, and I strongly recommend them for anyone who has questions about harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination.

Why Choose

Colby Law Firm

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Aaron Colby is a California employment lawyer who knows how to resolve disputes. After 15 years representing companies, he started Colby Law Firm to represent employees. Aaron’s perspective and experience from being “on the other side” gives him an edge. Aaron brings his practical, focused, and relentless approach to helping employees protect their rights.

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Aaron Colby
Lead Attorney and Founder Colby Law