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Connections: How much legal access do employers have to workers' emails?

Las Vegas Raiders football coach Jon Gruden resigned last week after the New York Times reported on emails he sent in which he made homophobic and misogynistic comments. This came after racist statements Gruden made about a union leader. Some of the emails were sent from his private account.

Guest host Scott Fybush leads a conversation in which we discuss just how much employers have legal access to when it comes to workers' emails, whether from company accounts or private accounts. What about other work communication? And we explore the claims of Gruden's supporters, who say that these comments were made long enough ago not to matter anymore.

Our guests:

  • Justin Cordello, employment law attorney with Cordello Law PLLC
  • Sharon Stiller, partner and director of the employment law practice at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP
  • Chris Thompson, engineer, activist, and comedian

You'll hear Scott in various capacities on WXXI either as a reporter, or hosting Morning Edition or All Things Considered.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.