Emojis in the Workplace

Emojis in the Workplace: eDiscovery Trends

Emojis in the workplace can be innocent fun, and they can also be a BIG discovery hazard, as this article from ProSearch discusses!

The article (Emojis in the Workplace: Innocent Fun or Discovery Hazard?, written by Jessica Lee of ProSearch and Matt Jackson of Sidley Austin and available here as a reprint from ALM’s Law Journal Newsletters) discusses how, emojis add depth and emotion to our messages, making conversations more expressive and engaging. However, their meanings may vary based on cultural context, personal interpretation or even variations in appearance on different platforms and devices. What one person perceives as a friendly gesture might be seen as sarcasm or aggression by another.

As a result of increasing use, emojis have become part of the discovery landscape and on occasion have taken center stage in high-profile legal proceedings. Jessica and Matt discuss several of those in their article, which we all also discussed in this recent ACEDS webinar here.


So, are emojis in the workplace, or are they a BIG discovery hazard? Or both? Check out Jessica’s and Matt’s article here and see what you think! 😉

So, what do you think? Are you struggling with emojis in discovery? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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