Reading Employees' E-mail Persuasive Essay by writingsensation

Reading Employees' E-mail
Discusses the issue of employee email monitoring by employers vs. employee privacy rights.
# 69002 | 1,169 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 26, 2006 in Business (Law) , Law (Business) , Computer and Technology (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper discusses the significant issues facing employers and their workplaces today which concern the monitoring of employee e-mail and the right to employee privacy. The paper explains why e-mail is, at the same time, a benefit and a burden to a company and looks at why some companies are finding it necessary to monitor employee e-mail. The paper also looks at current laws in place regarding e-mail monitoring and concludes that, ultimately, a company should have the right to look at e-mails written on company time, using company equipment and using company access to the internet.

From the Paper:

"E-mail is likely the most frequently used means of communicating in the workplace, and certainly rivals telephone conferences and face-to-face meetings (Feeley pp). E-mail is a relatively new phenomenon, in that it was not so long ago that it was called "electronic mail" and was as foreign a concept as the "information superhighway" (Feeley pp). However, days of anonymity are long gone and today it has become a common and necessary tool used to facilitate communication, especially in the workplace, and in fact, has revolutionized the workplace (Feeley pp)."

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