Getting company email on your personal devices could cause you to lose them some day if your company is involved in a lawsuit. Karen Glickstein is an employment attorney with Polsinelli.
She says personal cellphones that are used for work activity could be examined during discovery or investigation.
"Because the company probably has control over the server that the e-mail correspondents went through. The company could be required to produce the information," says Glickstein.
So, before you bring your own device to connect to a work server, keep in mind that it could become evidence. Even though the company's not footing the bill.
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About Karen Glickstein
Karen R. Glickstein focuses her practice on assisting employers in a wide variety of employment and human resources issues. She has experience defending all types of matters, including claims of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, and age, as well as retaliation matters, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, USERRA, and both common law and statutory "whistleblowing" claims (including Sarbanes Oxley and False Claims Act). Ms. Glickstein has also defended EEOC class actions.
In addition to providing day-to-day preventative advice to clients, Ms. Glickstein has tried several employment matters to jury verdict and has extensive experience working with clients on issues relating to non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. She represents clients in front of a number of administrative agencies, as well as in state and federal courts throughout the country. Ms. Glickstein speaks and writes frequently on both a local and national basis and has recently spent a significant amount of time advising clients on issues arising out of the increased proliferation of social media.