On June 17, 2010 the United States Supreme Court issued the highly anticipated decision City of Ontario v. Quon (pdf). The case was closely watched by many in the human resources and employment law spheres because it was thought that the case would shed valuable light on employees’ privacy rights in the area of
Investigating Employee Misconduct based on Electronic Evidence may be limited by the Weakness of an Employer’s Policies
By Michael Moore on
Posted in Performance Management
The prevalence of e-mail and texting communications can aid an employer in its investigation of workplace misconduct; provided, the employer’s policy adequately preserves its right to access the data. However, overstepping rights to access e-mail and other electronic communication media can result in criminal prosecution under state and federal law.
Recent high profile firings of Philadelphia…