• Supreme Court Recognizes Right of Public Employers to Search Electronic Communications
  • June 29, 2010
  • Law Firm: Fisher Phillips LLP - Atlanta Office
  • On June 17, 2010 the U. S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a public employer's search of an employee's text messages was reasonable and did not violate the employee's constitutional rights. The decision overturned a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which found the employer's search was unreasonable in scope and, therefore, violated the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. City of Ontario v. Quon.