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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.

John Yoshio Yamano
(808) 529-7300
88 Piikoi St Apt 805
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Employment, Litigation
Education
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall,Univ of Southern Calif
State Licensing
California

Annette Lee Anderson
1330 Ala Moana Blvd Apt 1803
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Employment
Education
Western State Univ,Western State Univ
State Licensing
California

Michael Nauyokas
(808) 538-0553
733 Bishop St.
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Employment & Labor Relations
Secondary Specialties
Labor Disputes, Employment Contracts, Wrongful Termination, Termination, National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Wage & Hour Laws, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Race Discrimination, Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Discipline/Suspension, Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act, Disability Discrimination, Unions, Government Employees, Compensation, Benefits, & Pensions, Severance Packages, Disability Discrimination
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Hawaii

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Gregory Lee McClinton
(808) 541-5122
300 ALA MOANA BLVD RM 7127
HONOLULU, HI
Specialties
Employment
Education
George Mason Univ SOL,Creighton Univ
State Licensing
California

Clement K Wong
(949) 521-4250
91-800 Launahele St
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialties
Employment
Education
Univ of San Diego SOL,U S Naval Academy
State Licensing
California

Scott William Settle
(808) 526-4731
700 Bishop St Ste 200
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, International Law, Real Estate
Education
Univ of San Diego SOL,Univ of California Berkeley
State Licensing
California, Washington

Richard Dennison Brawley
(808) 265-5942
1350 Ala Moana Blvd Apt 803
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Debt Collection, Business, Contracts, Fraud, Employment, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Family, Government, Military Law, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation
State Licensing
Washington

Clarence Madison Wagner Jr.
(808) 532-2147
595 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Employment, Environmental, Military Law, Immigration
Education
Georgetown University
State Licensing
Texas

Margaret Midori Akamine
(808) 782-9105
435 Opihikao Pl
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Employment
Education
UCLA SOL,Univ of California San Diego
State Licensing
California

William Jeffrey Hughes
(808) 671-5464
94-272 Pupuole St
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Business, Employment, Workers Compensation
Education
UC Hastings COL,Stanford Univ
State Licensing
California

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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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