A General Manager at Lexon Computer Corp. must decide whether interception and monitoring of employee e-mail is acceptable business practice, and whether the advice of his computer operations manager who wants to fire the person that the practice complained against employees follow ‘privacy. The case presents the issue of employee privacy in the electronic communications environment and possible conflicts between employees and employers privacy interest financial interests. This c … Read more »

A General Manager at Lexon Computer Corp. must decide whether interception and monitoring of employee e-mail is acceptable business practice, and whether the advice of his computer operations manager who wants to fire the person that the practice complained against employees follow ‘privacy. The case presents the issue of employee privacy in the electronic communications environment and possible conflicts between employees and employers privacy interest financial interests. This case series allows students to compare and contrast the perspectives and forms of reasoning of managers, judges and politicians, as they approach the issue of employee privacy in the electronic environment.
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Lynn Sharp Paine
Source: Harvard Business School
2 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 15, 1992. Prod #: 392071-PDF-ENG
Lexon Corp. (A) HBR case solution

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