An example of intrusion of solitude is intercepting phone calls or peeping on another person. You should know there are laws to protect you from workplace retaliation. To successfully bring a legal claim for invasion of privacy, the victim must show that they had a reasonable expectation of privacy. When it comes to workplace searches, there are rules that generally apply when a court is determining whether or not the search is legal. Other types of actions that are considered sexual harassment through invasion of privacy include: Criminal Charges — A formal accusation by a prosecuting authority that an individual has committed a crime. Right to Privacy in the Workplace While most people think they have a right to privacy at all times, the fact is that this right does not extend into the private, non-governmental, workplace. Whether the illegal conduct was by your boss, fellow co-worker or multiple parties, it is important to know that the law is on your side. In most cases, invasion of privacy is considered a civil rights violation, and is therefore addressed in civil court proceedings. The information about the victim was published or made public The publication of information was made intentionally, and with malice The perpetrator acted with reckless disregard for the false nature of the information published The published information puts the victim in a false or misleading light The information would be offensive or embarrassing to any reasonable person For example: In addition to criminal charges for invasion of privacy, Ravi was charged with hindering apprehension, tampering with evidence , and two counts of bias intimidation, which is a hate crime. If, however, the published information is not technically false, but is misleading in such a way as to paint the victim in a false light, the victim may still be able to sue under the tort of false light. This intrusion must have a negative effect on the person. It is not uncommon for individuals to be reluctant to report invasion of privacy for fear of retaliation at the workplace. Unauthorized intrusion into private matters — This involves the intentional intrusion into another person's private life, seclusion or solitude in such a way that is offensive. The Armstrong Law Firm represents victims throughout the Bay Area who have been sexually harassed by invasion of privacy.