A New Jersey court has held that e-mails employees send to their attorneys via work computers are not protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Attorney-client privilege is one of the most well-established rights to confidentiality. The court’s willingness to rule that an employer’s right to control how employees use its computer equipment trumps attorney-client privilege is significant. The decision makes it clearer than ever that employers should carefully consider the language they use in their .
Where did it come from?
Maria Stengart, the plaintiff in Stengart v. Loving Care Agency (Docket No. BER-L-858-08, N.J. Super. Law Div., 2009), resigned from her
Before resigning, Stengart had exchanged e-mails with her attorney using...(register to read more)
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