§21-3-20. Use of video and other electronic surveillance devices
by employers prohibited.
(a) It is unlawful for any employer or the agent or
representative of an employer, whether public or private, to
operate any electronic surveillance device or system, including,
but not limited to, the use of a closed circuit television system,
a video-recording device, or any combination of those or other
electronic devices for the purpose of recording or monitoring the
activities of the employees in areas designed for the health or
personal comfort of the employees or for safeguarding of their
possessions, such as rest rooms, shower rooms, locker rooms,
dressing rooms and employee lounges.
(b) Any employer or agent thereof who violates any provision
of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, if convicted, shall
be fined five hundred dollars for the first offense. An employer
or agent thereof convicted a second time under this provision shall
be fined one thousand dollars. For the third and any subsequent
offense, the penalty shall be two thousand dollars.