Jason C. Gavejian writes:
A New Jersey Appellate Court recently ruled that an employee who removes or copies her employer’s documents for use in her whistleblower or discrimination case may be prosecuted criminally for stealing. In State v. Saavedra, the employee had taken highly confidential original documents owned by her employer, contending that she did so to support her employment discrimination suit and therefore she should be free from prosecution. As we have detailed, both the trial court and the Appellate Court agreed that the employee’s taking of documents could sustain an indictment.
Read more on Workplace Privacy Data Management & Security Report.