Under what circumstances may an employer access an employee's email?

Author: Jessica Sussman

An employer may generally access an employee's email if:

  1. It is necessary to ensure the everyday management of the business; or
  2. It is necessary to ensure other justifiable business interests; or
  3. 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
  4. There is a justified suspicion that the employee has used email in a way that justifies discipline up to and including termination of employment.