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’Self-Help Discovery’ Ruling Could Cause Complications for Employers, Lawyer Says

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Legal Newsline
July 12, 2016

Christopher D’Angelo was interviewed for the article, “’Self-help discovery’ ruling could cause complications for employers, lawyer says,” published in Legal NewsLine on July 12, 2016. The article addresses the significant implications of a recent Massachusetts Supreme Court decision which established that an attorney’s search for confidential firm documents in an effort to prove a discrimination claim against her employer may constitute protected activity. Although the Court articulates a test for balancing the interests of employers and employees, the ruling at least partially endorses employee fishing expeditions through an employer’s confidential records.

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