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Employment Law

With employee access to the internet and external email networks becoming the norm, employers are increasingly concerned with monitoring the activities of their employees at work. Within certain constraints, employers are vicariously liable for the actions of their employees, and many employers feel that giving employees access to the internet and email increases their chances of incurring liability, for example, for sexual harassment claims or for defamatory statements made on email networks. Employers are not only concerned with their potential liability to third parties but also with the potential to become the target of fraud. Breaches of security or confidentiality are also of concern.

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