Question by  Kat89 (34)

Does your employer have a right to strip search you?

Some money was stolen from my boss' office and he had the security people strip search everyone.


Answer by  DevoutCatalyst (441)

Would depend entirely on your line of work and what you signed up for in your contract. I imagine there are sub clauses for army personnel and areas of national security. BUT if you work in an office or a shop etc. they could not do it.


Answer by  Elinps23 (112)

Strip searching employees is highly insulting. People should be treated as innocent until proven guilty. Your office should have a sign that says that everyone stores their property at their own risk. Money should be held at the bank while not in use, or insured.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

I would say that an employer has no right to do any kind of strip search. That is crossing the line.


Answer by  Samantha57 (391)

In 99. 99% of jobs, strip searching is completely beyond the scope of what is permissible in a workplace. If you have an HR department, this should be reported immediately.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Asking staff to have bags, lockers, and purses search is reasonable. Demanding that staff remove their clothes is inappropriate, if not illegal.


Answer by  ParrotPirate (477)

No employer has the right to strip search employees. That would violate personal human rights,and would possibly be unconstitutional. They can search lockers, as those are owned by the company. They may also be allowed to search lunch boxes or pockets, I believe. Strip searches,however are not legal for employers to carry out.


Answer by  Aces99 (137)

Unless you have waived your right in a contract, they have no right. If you are believed to have stolen company property, they must contact the police. The police do have the right to search you in some uncomfortable ways. But security and police are two different groups of people.

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