Kansas recognizes the common law legal claim of invasion of privacy (Dotson v. McLaughlin, 531 P.2d 1 (Kan. 1975)). There are generally four ways one can invade the privacy of another person:
• Unreasonable intrusion upon solitude or seclusion;
• Unreasonable publicity given to one's private life;
• Publicity that places one in a false light in the public eye; and
• Appropriation of one's name or likeness.
An employer that monitored employees’ personal phone calls without notifying them could be found liable for intrusion on seclusion under Kansas law, a federal district court ruled inAli v. Douglas Cable Communications, 929 F. Supp. 1362 (D. Kan. 1996).