The United States Supreme Court ruled recently that as long as an employer has a legitimate work-related purpose, and the search is reasonable in scope, then employers can review their employees’ text messages when those messages are sent or received on an employer-provided device.
Attorney Bradley Gross, Esq., parses through the decision and what it really means for employers on his Business Technology Law Blog. Along with a link to the Supreme Court’s decision, Gross looks at:
- What is a legitimate “work-related purpose”?
- What is meant by “reasonable in scope”?
- As an employee, can you expect your electronic communications to be private?
- What can employers do to avoid being dragged through the court system to fight the issue int he higher Court in the land? (and yes, there’s an answer)