I gave my 2-week notice to go to work at a competitor’s location. HR decided I could work the 2 weeks instead of releasing me. Without notice, they removed my access to the company network, internet, and email. My email is currently being forwarded to my boss and not the security or IT person. Is this against the law?

Ann Kiernan replies:

Based on what you have written, I do not see anything illegal. The federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act allows employers to intercept, read, and monitor anything users put on the company network.


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