Dangerous Work Emails Send Lotus Bank to Court

There's a million reasons to use discretion when sending workplace emails, but being sent to court for inappropriate use is just one of them. In the case of Michigan-based Lotus Bank, they're feeling the brunt of work email surveillance after several of the higher-ups sent incriminating emails that allegedly violate the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1976. Below is an excerpt from Crain's Detroit Business.

"Novi-based Lotus Bancorp Inc. and its attorneys will be in a strange position this week in the Oakland County Circuit Court of Judge Denise Langford Morris.

Strange because Lotus was founded in 2007 by members of the local Indian and east Asian business community to create a bank, Lotus Bank, that would serve the commercial lending needs of Indian and east Asian businesses and business owners.

Most of those who invested in the bank were of Indian descent. Most of its board members are Indian. The bank's name comes from the flower that is a powerful symbol of purity in the Buddhist religion.

And yet, the bank holding company, the bank and three members of upper management find themselves being sued over allegations that they have violated the federal Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1976 by discriminating against Indians."

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