You have been instructed by your boss to read your employees emails on the company email system to determine if they are wasting company time or sending inappropriate emails. Apply The Law and The Business Stakeholder Standard of Behavior (Guidelines) to this situation.
Note: Here are the Business Stakeholder Standard for Behavior Guidelines (all of these must be applied to the situation above.
1. Define the problem from the decision maker’s point of view.
2. Identify who could be injured by the contemplated action.
3. Define the problem from the opposing point of view.
4. Would you (as the decision maker) be willing to tell your family, your supervisor, your CEO, and the Board of Directors about the planned action?
5. Would you be willing to go before a community meeting, a congressional hearing, or a public forum to describe the action?
6. With full consideration of the facts and alternatives, reach a decision about whether the contemplated action should be taken.
**if this is helpful**>>> If an email system is used at a company, the employer owns it and is allowed to review its contents. Messages sent within the company as well as those that are sent or received to or from another person or company can be subject to monitoring by your employer. This may include internet-based accounts such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail as well as instant messages. Employees should assume that their email is being monitored and is not private. Several workplace privacy court cases have been decided in the employer’s favor.