Right of goverment employers ot search workplace of employee
News-Leader.com | News | Illegal seizure claim refused in porn caseThe issue about whether a governmental employer is restricited by the 4th amendment search and seiizure rules and must obtain a warrant before searching their own workplace was resolved in favor of the employer. Different rules apply to employers than to investigative agencies.
This is a good decision that distinguishes the different roles of a public entity, as employer (to its employees) and as governmental agency (to all others).
It should help guide many employment-related surveillance issues when a public employer is involved.