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I think my boss is reading my personal e-mails at work. The issue is that I have been going back and forth with this guy I am dating and things have gotten pretty hot, electronically. Is my employer legally allowed to look through these letters? While one might argue that an employee can reasonably expect some level of privacy in their personal e-mails generated on the work computer, employees have virtually no such rights, even if you are accessing your e-mail on your own accounts but using the employers' computer server.

Kevin E. Beck
(702) 990-8100
2370 Corporate Circle # 190
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Litigation, Employment, Construction, Banking, Real Estate
Education
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law,University of Nevada
State Licensing
Nevada

Michael R. Mushkin
(702) 386-3999
4475 S. Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Real Estate, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Employment, Personal Injury
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Indiana University
State Licensing
Nevada

Donald Ralph Mccann
(702) 279-7171
5 Avenida Sorrento
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Employment, Real Estate
Education
South Bay Univ,Texas A&M
State Licensing
California

Darren J Welsh
(702) 733-9310
985 White Dr Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Business, Employment, Real Estate, Litigation
Education
Univ of Oregon SOL,Univ of Nevada
State Licensing
California

Andrew L. Rempfer
(702) 384-3616
9555 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. #280
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Administrative Law, Class Action, Contracts, Employment, Appeals
Education
Drake University Law School
University of Iowa
State Licensing
Iowa, Nevada

Steven Lynn Day
(702) 309-3333
1060 Wigwam Parkway
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Personal Injury, Business, Employment, Medical Malpractice, Litigation, Real Estate, Appeals
Education
University of Utah,University of Utah,University of Utah,University of Utah
State Licensing
Nevada

Kelly J Brinkman
(702) 436-2600
4496 South Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Real Estate, Employment, Bankruptcy
Education
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific,University of California
State Licensing
Nevada

Alisa Daveen Nave
(702) 407-0944
2220 Village Walk Dr #3207
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Employment, Litigation
Education
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall,Duke Univ
State Licensing
California

Bruce Allen Aguilera
(702) 693-7206
P O Box 7700
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Employment
Education
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr,Univ of Southern Calif
State Licensing
California

Andrew L. Rempfer
(702) 384-3616
9555 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. #280
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Administrative Law, Class Action, Contracts, Employment, Appeals
Education
Drake University Law School,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Iowa, Nevada

Email Issues in the Office

Q: I think my boss is reading my personal e-mails at work. The issue is that I have been going back and forth with this guy I am dating and things have gotten pretty hot, electronically. Is my employer legally allowed to look through these letters?

 

While one might argue that an employee can reasonably expect some level of privacy in their personal e-mails generated on the work computer, employees have virtually no such rights, even if you are accessing your e-mail on your own accounts but using the employers' computer server. If you want to send personal e-mails, jokes and links to content, your employer generally has the right to access any of those materials unless their e-mail/internet usage policy has specifically set forth a reasonable expectation of privacy in those communications, or the employer acts in a manner indicating to the employees that they would enjoy such privacy. To be safe, you must assume that any e-mail you send is or can be reviewed by your employer.

Most employers usually do not review employee's e-mails unless there is some indication of abuse such as complaints about improper communications and/or a tracking system that indicates excessive internet usage. But the law is certainly more favorable to the employer than the employee in this arena. The best way to ascertain your right to e-mail privacy is by closely reading your employer's personnel manual regarding e-mail usage and policies, which courts require need be clearly and well communicated. Of course, disputes over whether such policies are clearly communicated generally arise after the "milk has been spilled," and it is not worth risking your privacy and possibly your employment because of improper use of your e-mail system.

A good rule of thumb is to save the personal communication for your own personal communication devices and accounts, as employers rightfully can expect that their employees are working on employer related matters while using employer owned equipment.

DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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