Media Mentions

Gerald Maatman Quoted in Business Insurance
"Will GPS monitoring decision impact employers?"

01/30/2012

Seyfarth Labor & Employment Partner Gerald L. Maatman was quoted Monday, January 29 in a Business Insurance article examining the workplace litigation repercussions of a Supreme Court ruling that held evidence gathered via a GPS device installed on a suspect's car was an inadmissible search.
 
While the specific case the court ruled on was a criminal case, several defense attorneys anticipate the issues will overlap with workplace litigation. Jerry differed to some degree, pointing out that the implications may be more relevant for public employees, rather than private employees, who courts find often have fewer privacy expectations.
 
"I suspect you're going to see use of this precedent in a public sector workplace arena in terms of the limits that might be imposed on public employers in using location information in the context of workplace investigations or personnel decisions based on location information," he said.