Under what circumstances may an employer access an employee's email?
Author: Jessica Sussman
An employer may generally access an employee's email if:
- It is necessary to ensure the everyday management of the business; or
- It is necessary to ensure other justifiable business interests; or
- There is a justified suspicion that an employee has used email in a way that represents a significant violation of the employee's duties; or
- There is a justified suspicion that the employee has used email in a way that justifies discipline up to and including termination of employment.