Employee Email - When Does an Employee Have a
Right to Object to a Subpoena?
Andrew B. Serwin
One of the more challenging questions regarding email is
when it is appropriate to produce email content to a party in litigation. In
many cases, entities that are public service providers, usually...
Another in Our Series of Hinshaw Lawyers for
the Profession® Alerts
American Bar Association Formal Opinion
11-460 : Duty When Lawyer Receives Copies of Third Party's
E-mail Communications With Counsel (August 4, 2011)
Hinshaw's legal ethics and risk management team
According to new ABA opinion letters, and a new article from Corporate Counsel, attorneys in employment law owe a duty to warn employee-clients about email interception. In ABA Opinions Clarify Ethical Obligations in Email interception , Jeff Campolongo addresses this "trending" topic in "employment...
Does an employer invade an employee's privacy by
accessing and reviewing the employee's email? A recent Massachusetts Superior
Court decision, Falmouth
Firefighters Union v. Town of Falmouth , answers "no."
For a two year period, the town of Falmouth,
Massachusetts, used Google...
Employee resigns. But before her last day of work,
Employee copies thousands of emails and documents from Employer's computer.
Off goes Employee into the sunset.
How often is this scenario? I bet most employers
think this never happens in their workplace. I'd be willing to
bet that it...
E-mail can be powerful evidence in a dispute, and whether
employers and criminal investigators may use employee e-mail in litigation
proceedings is a hot topic. A recent New York federal court decision outlined
the current law in this area.
In United States v. Finazzo , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22479...
Another case involving employer access to an employee’s personal email account. And the bad things that follow.
The plaintiff was an administrative assistant to the Athletic Director of a public school district in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her complaint, she alleged that she had reported that the...