New Online Course Helps Prevent Smoking-Gun E-Mails in the Workplace

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U.S. Supreme Court adopts electronic discovery rules. Course created to help employers prepare for this new litigation danger.

Interactive Employment Training, Inc. (IET), a leader in online training about workplace issues, and LitigationProofing, LLC, a best-practices consultant in electronic communications and litigation risk avoidance, have released "Think Before You Send: A Practical Guide to E-Mail in the Workplace". The course helps employees avoid the e-mail miscues that may lead to financial losses, bruised reputations and employment terminations.

The online training course comes at a critical juncture. Under new electronic discovery rules--approved April 12 by the U.S. Supreme Court--millions of e-mails will routinely be analyzed by lawyers seeking ammunition in court battles. The course was authored by three nationally-recognized litigators who believe e-mail risk management is now a necessity.

“As an employment lawyer, I have witnessed firsthand what can happen when employees click ‘send’ without thinking. We built this course because workplace e-mail servers are now transparent in litigation and inappropriate e-mails will become discovered on a more frequent basis. Good corporate governance now mandates training employees about the appropriate use of e-mail,” said Robert D. Lipman, Esq., president of IET and managing partner of Lipman & Plesur, LLP.

The course includes the “Seven Deadly Sins of Workplace E-Mail” identified by former Merrill Lynch litigation manager and president of LitigationProofing, LLC, Eric M. Rosenberg, Esq. In about 35 minutes, the course teaches the importance of regarding each e-mail as a permanent document and then presents compelling scenarios of common mistakes such as inappropriate personal use of corporate systems and ill-advised attempts at humor over difficult business decisions. “No senior executive with responsibility for litigation risk avoidance should pass up the opportunity to deliver this education to all employees who have access to company e-mail,” said Rosenberg.

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About Interactive Employment Training, Inc.

IET creates award-winning, customized, innovative, and engaging e-learning solutions that focus on workplace topics. For more information, please visit

About LitigationProofing, LLC

LitigationProofing, LLC provides training and consulting to financial services firms, other corporations, and law firms on crucial litigation issues concerning electronic communications, attorney-client privilege and document retention. For more information, please visit


LitigationProofing, LLC

Eric M. Rosenberg, Esq.


Interactive Employment Training, Inc.

Robert D. Lipman, Esq.



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