Emoji Law: The Evils of Emojis
Emojis are cute, fun…and can get you in a whole lot of legal trouble. “Emoji law” is increasingly a factor in e-discovery, particularly in labor and employment cases such as sexual harassment and discrimination.
Jay Holland, chair of labor and employment at Joseph Greenwald, says it has gotten to the point where employment attorneys should start thinking about setting up emoji-awareness seminars for companies on how emoji and applications like Slack are creating new questions, and perhaps conflicts, in workplaces like, “Is that winky-face emoji friendly, flirtatious or sexual harassment?”
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