Personnel Records: Keeping Pandora's Box Closed

Law360, New York (June 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Picture this: a recently terminated employee with a grudge against the company calls you up, demanding access to her personnel file.

There is a state law where you operate requiring you to give her access to the personnel file. Is she going to find information about her employment (or termination of her employment) that will motivate her to file a lawsuit against the company?

Worse yet, if she does file a lawsuit, is there anything in the personnel file that will get the company in trouble?...
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