Hostile Work Environment, Email & Internet

Understanding employers' emerging liability risks; Best practices to limit exposure

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Program Materials

Description

The use of the Internet and e-mail is pervasive in the workplace, and related hostile-work environment claims are on the rise. Employers have been held liable for employee activities, including sexually explicit or harassing emails.

Employer liability risks related to workplace e-mails and Internet use require that employers understand their potential exposure to hostile workplace claims — and take action to ensure that employees understand and comply with their permissible uses without violating employees' privacy.

Listen as our authoritative panelists discuss how workplace use of company e-mail and the Internet gives rise to claims of hostile-work environment — and what employers can do to manage the risks and reduce exposure to claims.

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Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the different ways that workplace e-mail and Internet
    use support a finding of hostile work environment?
  • How can employers monitor and limit email and Internet use by
    workers without stepping on any of their rights?
  • How can employers structure policies, procedures and reporting
    mechanisms that will most effectively shield them from hostile
    workplace claims?

Faculty

Richard H. Block
Richard H. Block
Partner
Dreier

He is a nationally recognized expert in labor and employment law. He is a member of the firm's Employment Law...  |  Read More

David R. Lagasse
David R. Lagasse
Partner
Dreier

He is a member of the firm's Employment Law Group and is experienced in handling discrimination, harassment and...  |  Read More

M. Alexis Pollock
M. Alexis Pollock
Dreier

She is a member of the firm's Employment Law Group. She is experienced in defending employers against claims of...  |  Read More