Before clicking send on that personal e-mail message from work...you might want to think twice.
Those e-mails can be made public because they are stored on a company server and they could come back to haunt you. Like in the case of Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal who is currently under investigation by the Texas Attorney General's office for sending sexually and racially charged electronic mail.
A local labor attorney Vicki Wilmarth says companies aren't breaking any laws by retaining the information.
"Employees should really have no expectation of privacy on the company email account. It's company equipment."
Wilmarth says companies maintain that information for legal reasons and it's an issue that pops during litigation.
"We've seen a number of circumstances in which an employee has written a pornographic e-mail, obscenities, discrimination type e-mails that nobody should be using a company in a company account."
Right now Wilmarth says the law requires full disclosure and any type of electronic mail is fair game in the court of law.