Computer Use & Access
Outten & Golden attorneys regularly represent employees who are accused of improperly using or accessing their employers’ computers or other electronic devices. Employees may face claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for accessing parts of their company’s computer systems without authorization. Employers sometimes bring claims under the CFAA as unlawful retaliation against employees who engaged in protected conduct like complaining about discrimination. In certain cases where an employer uses the judicial system as a tool of unlawful retaliation, the harmed employee may be able to recover damages against that employer, including attorneys’ fees and costs.