Thursday, February 03, 2011

Private Investigator News: Emails sent by employee to attorney from company computer may not be privileged *

"On January 13, 2011, in Holmes v. Petrovich Development Company, LLC, a California Court of Appeal ruled that emails sent by an employee to her attorney from a company computer were not privileged. Based on this ruling, the court affirmed a jury verdict for the employer on Holmes’s claims for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The court also affirmed the trial court’s ruling summarily adjudicating claims for hostile work environment harassment, constructive discharge, and retaliation in favor of the employer."

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