LXBN TV: Employee Who “Bumped” Coworker’s Computer to Open Their Email Didn’t Break Any Laws—Michael Schmidt

By | LXBN | August 1, 2012

The case of Marcus v. Rogers presents an interesting set of facts, one that our guest on LXBN TV said was “right out of the movies.” An employee accidentally bumped a coworker’s computer, removing the screensaver and revealing their email—some of which coincidentally was about that employee. These emails were then used later in a pay-scale disagreement. To explain the case, why there weren’t any laws broken and what lessons it present for employers, we bring in Cozen O’Connor‘s Michael Schmidt, author of the Social Media Employment Law Blog.

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