What can we do about offensive e-mails—that don’t come from work? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Question: “One of our employees persists in e-mailing what I consider offensive
jokes and chain letters to staff members. These often contain racial
slurs and comments that are intolerant of immigrants and practitioners
of some religions. Her boss counseled her not to spread these
viewpoints on the job, so she has taken to sending them after hours,
from her home computer. I’m not sure we have (or even want) a legal leg
to stand on here, but I want to put a stop to this. Any suggestions?” — A.M., Florida
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