No claim to privacy if you’re using your personal computer on company time to solicit business for a competitor
Evan Brown summarizes a workplace privacy case where the courts really aligned with the employer:
A Georgia court held that an employee using a personal laptop to conduct business for a competitor did not have an invasion of privacy claim when his employer busted him at work using the laptop to send email.
Plaintiff-employee worked for a printing company. His wife also owned a printing business. On the side, plaintiff would broker printing jobs, sending them to his wife’s company. He would bring his own laptop to work and use that to conduct business for his wife’s company while at work for his employer.
Read more about Sitton v. Print Direction, Inc. on Internet Cases.
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