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Electronic communications in the workplace: FAQs

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Employee use of the Internet, email, instant messaging and other forms of electronic communications can morph from useful tools into legal time bombs if not handled correctly.

Employers must recognize how to prevent legal liability for sexual harassment, privacy invasions and retaliation charges when creating policies to address web surfing, email communications and use of other workplace electronic communications.

FAQs about electronic communications

1. What are some of the potential risks of email, instant messaging, web surfing and blogging?
  • Wasted time and money when productivity drops due to time wasted on the computer. Solutions: Explain to employees that email, IM and the Internet are for business use only and those caught using them for personal reasons during working hours will be disciplined.
  • Disgruntled employees and even unaware employees could leak proprietary information that could be picke...(register to read more)

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