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Describe the communication privacy policies at your workplace, such as for e-mail and telephone use. How do the policies align to the best practices discussed in the readings? Do you feel that these policies are ethical? Why or why not? My employee handbook states that e-mail system should be used for business only. It clearly states that it is prohibited to use e-mails to distribute non job-related information or solicit coworkers. The employee handbook includes policies regarding the use of the phone. More specifically, it states that phone lines should be left free to receive tenants’ requests. The policy allows employees to make emergency calls using company’s phone although routine personal calls should be kept to a minimum or avoided. According to our readings for this week employers wants to monitor employees’ emails to protect the company assets and ensure that
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Unformatted text preview: employees are producing as expected. However, the monitoring activity must be carefully executed as sometimes it may lead to violation of the privacy and the company may face expensive lawsuits. I believe that limiting the use of the phone and e-mails to business only is a good policy. Indeed, employees who surf Internet or work on personal things may lead their employers to think that they have too much time on their hands or that their workload is not enough to fulfill the employee’s time. Further, surfing the Internet and download junk software may jeopardize the company as the person’s computer may get infected with a virus or a Trojan virus that allows hackers to steal personal information. I disagree on monitoring the content of employees’ e-mails as it may show lack of trust in the employees and certainly it will not help to build goodwill within the company....
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