Is it illegal for my employer to read my emails and devulge the information to other employees.

I am a plant manager.

Asked on July 30, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you send the emails from a work computer or over a company-provided network, or using a company email system, then the company has the right to read them; you do not have a protectable privacy expectation in anything sent over/through/by company equipment, services, or networks. They could not read emails on a non-work account not sent over work equipment, etc.


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