One-quarter of U.S. bosses have fired workers for e-mail misuse

E-mail, instant message and blog misuse can cost companies millions in lawsuits: study
||Last Updated: 08/30/2006

In the United States, costly lawsuits and employee terminations top the list of employer concerns regarding employee e-mail mismanagement, according to a new study.

Twenty-four per cent of organizations have had employee e-mail subpoenaed and 15 per cent of companies have gone to court to battle lawsuits triggered by employee e-mail, according to the

2006 Workplace E-mail, Instant Messaging and Blog Survey