Under what circumstances do you believe that an employer should have the right to monitor employees who are working from home? In your opinion, what types of monitoring would be permissible, and what types would be possible privacy violations?
Fred Faculty is a professor employed by a State University. One day Fred is served with a disciplinary action, alleging that numerous documents related to his secondary employment as a labor consultant were found after a weekend search of his workplace computer, located in his locked office. After a hearing, the University terminates his employment for improper use of State resources. What legal claims can Fred bring? Will he prevail in his lawsuit? Explain your answer.