Why Employees Need an Email Policy for Employees

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Even if you do not currently monitor your employees’ emails or even plan to do so in the future, employers still need to have an email policy in place for employees and communicate that policy effectively.

The primary reason for having a company email policy in place is to protect your right as an employer to gain access to employee emails if you should ever need to do so.  For example, if an employee alleges they were a victim of sexual harassment or discrimination, you would not be able to fully investigate these claims without exposure to an invasion of privacy suit.  If you do not have an email policy in place and let employees know that the company retains its right to monitor messages received and sent utilizing company computers.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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