Labor and Employment Lawyer Walter Foster to present CLE webinar: Utilizing Emojis in Law to Your Advantage
DATE: October 31, 2019
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Live Webinar
As emojis become more common in our everyday lives, it’s important to understand how emojis can be discovered, decoded, and used in law.
As symbols infiltrate communications in the workplace, sexual harassment and discrimination claims from co-workers who receive suggestive or ambiguous emojis proliferate. Emojis have the potential to disrupt the workforce, trigger lawsuits and cost employers time and money. In this live webinar, Walter Foster will provide an overview of the use of emojis, including their different functions and emoji discrepancies across operating platforms. The material will include case studies of the misunderstandings caused by emojis, how courts have interpreted emojis, as well as an overview of the challenges related to the discovery of emojis and utilizing emojis as evidence. The material will also include best practices for employers to avoid liability, including revising workplace policies and guidelines to include rules governing emojis in office communications, and an overview of protecting emojis under trademark law.