This is a document that establishes a company’s policy on workplace searches of
employees. Under this policy, the company reserves the right to search all furnishings,
equipment, computers and other items brought onto the company’s property, at any
time and without notice. In addition, this policy states that even personal property
brought on to work premises can be searched. This document should be used by small
businesses or other entities that want to retain the right to conduct searches in order to
maintain workplace safety.
All facilities, buildings, offices, furnishings, equipment and computers are the property of [The
Widget Company], and are provided to employees for their use in conducting Company
business. The Company retains the right to search all furnishings, equipment, computers and
other items brought onto Company premises at any time, with or without notice or employee
consent. This includes personal property employees may bring to work such as purses,
briefcases, lunch boxes, backpacks, bags, etc. Employees who bring personal property onto
company premises or use company equipment or materials for personal purposes, do so at their
own risk and should not expect privacy.
[The Widget Company] provides desks and work benches for the convenience and use of its
employees at Company expense. Although desks and work benches are made available for the
convenience of employees while at work, employees should remember that all desks remain the
sole property of [The Widget Company]. Moreover, the Company reserves the right to inspect
desks and work benches, as well as any contents, effects, or articles that are in the desks. Such an
inspection can occur at any time, with or without advance notice or consent. An inspection may
be conducted before, during or after working hours by any supervisor of [The Widget Company].
In addition, a routine check of employees leaving Company premises with packages or articles
may be held periodically without prior announcement. Any supervisor or a Company-designated
person has the authority to inspect packages or other articles leaving our premises in the
possession of any employee.
These investigative measures are not intended to be unreasonably intrusive to your privacy but
may be necessary in limited situations where there is a need to protect information, property,
company assets, or maintain a safe work environment.
[The Widget Company] also reserves the right to review records of telephone usage. If during an
investigation or search, we discover information indicating the possible commission of a crime
or other illegal activities, we may disclose that information to law enforcement authorities or to
other appropriate persons.
Any Company employee refusing to cooperate in a work-related search or security investigation
will be disciplined, with penalties up to and including termination of employment.
I have read and understood company’s policy concerning workplace searches,
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