Know Your Rights

These rights apply to all workers - regardless of immigration status (unless otherwise stated).

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Your employer can search your locker or desk at any time for contraband or stolen goods with legitimate suspicion, but that can mean just about anything. While Massachusetts forbids employers from secretly recording conversations between workers, this does not apply to e-mail. Your boss can examine company computers at will. Keep conversations with co-workers off-line. These intrusions are unjust, but may be legal.