You have just terminated an employee and must now decide what to do with their email accounts, laptop data, DMs, personal folders on their laptop and all the other digital footprints employees leave every day. This post will focus on employee emails. Whether you fire with or without cause, can you read your employee's emails when they leave?
A common question we regularly field from employers during consultations for terminations is whether the employee has behaved badly enough to warrant a dismissal for cause and whether they really need to provide the employee with a termination package.
Many will recall that the government made some game-changing amendments to the Competition Act back in 2022. Some of the key changes, which are aimed at protecting fair labour competition and cracking down on wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements, came into force recently, specifically on June 23, 2023.