Printed From: AussieLegal
Category: Employment Law, Compensation Law, Negligence
Forum Name: Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal, Asbestos, Negligence
Printed Date: 25/September/2018 at 14:07
Topic: EMAIL FORWARDING
Posted By: cupcake1980
Subject: EMAIL FORWARDING
Date Posted: 06/March/2018 at 19:24
I work in a state government organisation. Can anyone shed some light on the legalities of email forwarding within the organisation? ie from 1 department to another, even if it has nothing to do with that department but it is being forwarded for the sole person of getting someone in trouble?
Thanks in advance.
Posted By: citizen-joe
Date Posted: 06/March/2018 at 23:38
The emails on the organisations mail server are the property of the organisation and they can send them where ever they wish.
Employees need to realise this and to only use the organisations mail system only for work related purposes.
Everyone needs to regard email messages in the same way that they regard messages sent by postcard, once out there anyone can end up reading them.
Posted By: Luisa
Date Posted: 07/March/2018 at 12:07
I'm also a state public servant. No such thing as an off duty PS. If you come across something unlawful you are duty bound to report it. If you don't and are found out later as having known but done nothing you are in strife.
So eg if someone sends you x email from another dept, you should send it back to that dept (someone higher up) and let them know that is happening. If it's happening within your own dept, also fwd it up for attention.
Does that help?