Employee Email and Internet Use Policies

May, 2002


Employees increasingly use email and the Internet while at work, both for work related purposes and frequently for personal use as well. The inability to distinguish between work and non-work related usage is sometimes problematic, and potentially exposes businesses to liability for a variety of claims from employees themselves, from clients, or even from third parties. Employers should be aware of the potential risks and of the measures that may help to decrease their exposure.