• New Jersey Supreme Court Holds That Employee May Be Prosecuted Criminally for Taking Employer’s Documents for Purpose of Discrimination Litigation
  • July 14, 2015 | Authors: Charles H. Kaplan; Galit Kierkut; David I. Rosen
  • Law Firms: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - New York Office ; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Newark Office
  • A recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision will likely make employees think twice before taking confidential documents from their employer in order to support a discrimination lawsuit against their employer. In State v. Saavedra, the Court made it abundantly clear that an employee who engages in this type behavior runs the risk of being prosecuted criminally. The Court rejected outright the notion that its previous decision in Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corp. shields employees who resort to such measures from criminal liability.