During a recent disagreement between myself and my coworker, where some communication was handled via email between us and the board of directors, my co-worker cc'ed his mother in the business correspondence.
In my last email to all of them I asked why his mother was being cc'ed, and was she a consultant for our company; I know she is not, I was making a point. He replied, "I'll cc my mom on any thing I like."
Of course, he could copy and forward the emails to anyone, as could any of us. I'm just wondering if this is heard of by anyone, and if it's worth pursuing further with management. Obviously, the BoD knows, since the emails were between all of us. I know it's unprofessional. We don't have any of those confidential or business-only type clarifications in the email signatures (the way schools and larger companies do), we are a very small business.