Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 56
Employee Social Media Privacy

R.I. Gen. Laws 28-56-4



 28-56-4.  Disciplinary actions prohibited.

No employer shall:

(1) Discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize or threaten to discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize any employee for an employee's refusal to disclose or provide access to any information specified in 28-56-2, or for refusal to add the employer to his or her list of contacts associated with a personal social media account, or to alter the settings associated with a personal social media account, as specified in 28-56-3; or

(2) Fail or refuse to hire any applicant as a result of the applicant's refusal to disclose or provide access to any information specified in 28-56-2, or for refusal to add the employer or their agent to their list of contacts associated with a personal social media account, or to alter the settings associated with a personal social media account, as specified in 28-56-3.

History of Section.
P.L. 2014, ch. 188, 3; P.L. 2014, ch. 207, 3.