Someone To Watch Over You

More employers punish those who violate e-mail and Net rules

When it comes to privacy in the workplace, you don't have any. Time and again, courts have sided with employers when it comes to spying on employees. Your boss can monitor the time you spend on the phone and can eavesdrop on your voice mail. Employers can review your computer files and copy and read your e-mail. They can secretly tag along when you're surfing the Internet. They can even put video cameras in washrooms--though not in the stalls.

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