Phil Gordon Notes Privacy Dangers of GPS

"Will GPS end long lunches?," Denver Post and Twin Cities Pioneer Press

In this article discussing the increasing use of GPS devices used to monitor employees whereabouts, Littler's Phil Gordon notes the threat to employee morale. The issue gets particularly thorny when the person being tracked can't turn off the GPS device at the end of the day, said Gordon."There might one day be a claim that the tracking is so pervasive that it was something like stalking, but there is no case law so far advancing that theory," Gordon said. He adds, "In some industries, employees are going to react negatively to finding out that location tracking is going on," Gordon said. "The bigger issue is employee morale. The issue is Americans hate being spied on or feeling that they are being spied on."

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