What are my rights if my employer is asking details about my personal travel plans?

I totally funded the travel. Applies for leave for the days I am traveling. They are asking for my

boarding passes and flight details. It is invasion of privacy right?

Asked on April 1, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Texas


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have an employment contract or uniuon agreement that prohibits this action or you are treatment constitutes some form of legal discrimination, your employer can ask you about your personal travel plans. in an "at will" work arrangement an employer can set the terms and conditons of work much as it sees fit. That having been said, you can refuse to provide this information but you risk termination if you do.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can't stop them asking: this not confidential or protected information, even if you feel it is private. They have the right to ask for it; and if you don't have an employment contract protecting your employment or limiting the reasons or ways you can be terminated, you are an "employee at will" and your employer could even terminate you (or demote you, suspend you, etc.) for not answering their question(s).

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