unauthorized access to work technologies

Outten & Golden attorneys are knowledgeable about employees’ rights and obligations regarding technology in the workplace. Employers are increasingly accusing employees of violating company policies by accessing electronic information without authorization; some use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s proscription on unauthorized accessing of another’s computer to file unjustified and retaliatory lawsuits against employees. Some employers are also exploiting their (or others') electronic systems to access employees’ personal password-protected online email or social media site accounts without permission. Such access may be prohibited by the Stored Communications Act and the employee may be able to obtain damages against the employer for the unauthorized electronic intrusion. Our lawyers can help employees facing such technology-related problems in the workplace.