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Teacher Alleges Privacy Violation

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—U.S.

April 12, 2012

WSBT-TV reports on a legal battle at an Indiana school district over whether employers have the right to look at an employee's Facebook page. Teacher Kimberly Hester says that after one student's parent found a picture Hester posted inappropriate, her school's principal asked that she open her Facebook page in front of him. Upon her refusal, Hester says, she was put on paid administrative leave and finally suspended. The principal maintains that he never asked Hester for her password and that the school district has done nothing wrong." If we don't fight for our rights, then nobody will, and this is the right to privacy," Hester said. Maryland recently passed a law related to such practices.
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