One of my employees has been looking for a new job. I've seen her looking at the classifieds at lunch. While she was on pg leave, I had to log onto her computer several times and noticed several documents labeled "resume" or "secretarial cover letter". I don't blame her for looking - she drives an hour each way for work and now has 2 children. I've tried to be very flexible, allowing her to work a couple days/week at a satellite office where she lives. I've met with her since she came back to work to be sure she isn't overwhelmed and to make sure everything is going alright. And, before she even went on pg leave, we had the talk..."Are you even coming back to work for me?" She had confirmed she was, but I told her to just be upfront with me, I understood, yada yada.
So, being her boss, am I allowed to ask her about it? I had to use her computer today for something, and under "recent documents" was a cover letter. I didn't open it to see a date, but it was under recent documents.