Using employee e-mails as grounds for discipline

Expectations of privacy must be considered when reading e-mails
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

To what extent can an employer with no e-mail policy read an employee’s e-mails that are not addressed to it but contain content regarding the employee’s poor opinion on practices within the company? Can the e-mails be used as evidence of insubordination justifying discipline?

Answer: