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Work Emails vs Personal Emails

By In Uncategorized On August 24, 2011

We all know this or at least have read about the laws but it never hurts to be reminded.

Emails written on your work emails are consider the property of your employer.  Never look for work, respond to requests for interviews etc using your work email! 

You would think employees of the Civil Rights Commission would be savvy enough to know the laws but apparently three people in Iowa were terminated after using work emails for personal correspondence and writing catty comments about co-workers.  And as a reminder – “personal emails should be kept on your personal account and not your work one.”  “An email can be used as evidence.”

The fired employees were denied unemployment benefits due to the nature of the termination.  Most of us have personal accounts and i-phones or other devices and best to respond to emails this way.