Email Privacy in the Workplace Research Paper by Paul Sparks

Email Privacy in the Workplace
Discusses the topic of an organizations liability concerning employee abuse of email systems in the workplace.
# 721 | 3,529 words | 12 sources | 2001 | GB
Published on Aug 22, 2001 in Business (Law) , Law (Company) , Computer and Technology (General) , Law (General) , Business (General)

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This paper addresses the question of whether the legal profession is justified in holding UK organisations liable for employees abuse of electronic mail systems in the workplace.

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"Should an employer be deemed liable for e-mail messages written by one employee, and sent to another employee, without the employers knowledge or consent, this has begun to happen over the past few years. Employers are finding themselves facing spiralling legal costs when employees sue for sexual or racial harassment. UK governments have been reluctant to lay down laws with respect to electronic communications and employees rights in the workplace, inevitably this has led to an increase in cases brought against employers. Organisations are beginning to fight back, with covert monitoring of personal e-mail sent by employees. Recent legal cases are reported and particular attention is paid to both employees and employers perspectives, with consideration to relevant statute."

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