Employment Law Firms North Las Vegas NV

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.

Jason R Wigg
(702) 870-3940
3890 W. Ann Rd.
North Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Litigation, Personal Injury, Business, Construction, Employment
State Licensing
Nevada

Anthony Brandon Golden
(702) 252-3131
300 S 4th St Ste 1400
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Employment, Litigation, Immigration
Education
Univ of San Diego SOL,Univ of Redlands
State Licensing
California

Sophia G. Long
(702) 697-7539
701 S. Rancho Drive, Suite D-4
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Intellectual Property, Employment
Education
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law,University of Nevada-Las Vegas
State Licensing
Nevada

Brenda H. Entzminger
(702) 938-1510
504 S. 9th Street
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Employment, Personal Injury
Education
University of California, Hastings College of the Law,California State University, San Francisco Sta
State Licensing
Nevada

Robert Brian Sidell
(702) 384-3847
3415 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Employment
Education
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall,California St Univ Northridge
State Licensing
California

Jacob Dale Bundick
(702) 634-5003
400 South Fourth Street, Suite 450
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Business, Criminal Defense, Employment, Administrative Law, Real Estate, Construction, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation
Education
Washington University
State Licensing
Texas

Deborah L Elsasser
(702) 366-0622
1100 E. Bridger Ave/POBox 2070
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Employment, Insurance, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Education
University of Nebraska College of Law,University of Nebraska, Kearney
State Licensing
Nevada

Yvonne Gilmore Schuman
(702) 234-7200
PO Box 750186
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Business, Employment, Education, General Practice
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
State Licensing
DC, Pennsylvania

Fortune A Glasse
809 Cactus Bloom Ln
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Business, Employment, Litigation
Education
Univ of Michigan Law Sch,Columbia Coll
State Licensing
California

Bruce Nicholas Willoughby
(702) 362-7800
3320 W Sahara Ave Ste 380
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Employment, General Practice, Construction, Litigation
Education
Gonzaga Univ SOL,Gonzaga Univ,University of Wyoming
State Licensing
California, Colorado, Nevada, Washington, Wyoming

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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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