Business owners may not realize that statements by their employees could be used as evidence against the business in litigation. An adversary seeking to introduce evidence of an employees’ statements does not even have to subpoena the employee to testify in court. Instead, the employees’ statements may be admissible hearsay under the rules of evidence. Although this is currently only allowed in limited circumstances, New York State is considering making the rule broader, which could have a significant impact on businesses.
Individuals have a right of privacy in their medical records under various laws and under the U.S. Constitution. These rights aren’t unlimited, but you can restrict access to your health information and sue if someone violates your rights in certain situations. Your right to sue depends on who breached your privacy and how the breach … Read more