Tom Shirley and Ashley Tessier on Use of Confidential Documents in Discrimination Claims
| February 22, 2011
| Tom Shirley and Ashley Tessier
Tom Shirley and Ashley Tessier co-wrote “Case Study: Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright” in Employment Law360, examining a recent decision that taking an employer’s confidential documents can constitute protected activity when the employee uses them in support of a discrimination claim. While the decision leaves many questions unanswered in terms of practical implications for employers, it emphasizes the need for employers to consult with counsel before making adverse employment decisions and the importance of clear policies regarding employees’ access to and use of confidential information.