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    Hi everybody, just a quick question.

    Is an employer allowed to search employee lockers or vehicles in the company parking lot if there is not a specific policy in the handbook that covers this that the employee has signed off on?

    I am of the understanding that an employee has to have been informed that there is no expectation of privacy in personal spaces before it can be done, but my boss says we own the property that the lockers and vehicle is on so we have the right.

    Thought I would ask all the experts here on the site. Thanks in advance for anyone's help on this

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    The answer to your question as stated would be yes they can. Are the vehicles
    not locked?
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      Answer to question

      Thanks for the swift reply Betty3.

      In answer to your question, not sure if the vehicles are locked, we live in a small community so a lot of the time people do not lock their cars, would that make a difference?

      It was a general question on whether or not we would be able to do a search, say for stolen property or something like that, if we did not have a policy or statement in the handbook that employees had signed off on so that they were aware that the company has the right to search if they have cause to do so.

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        Yes, they can - it doesn't have to be in the handbook.
        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

        Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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