A few hours ago, the Justice Department announced charges against a former BP engineer who allegedly government investigation in connection with the massive Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The former engineer’s alleged criminal actions – deleting text messages between himself and his boss. The alleged crimes – Obstruction of Justice.
This recent development in the government investigation highlights that when it comes to the government’s interpretation of ones conduct in the workplace, nothing is private. This includes text messages, e-mails, memos, and other items between employer and employee that at one time may have been viewed as confidential.