Agilent Is Immune: Court

Law360, New York (December 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court in California has ruled that an employer is not liable for emotional distress claims stemming from threatening e-mails an employee sent over the company’s computer system, marking the first time a court has held that an employer that provides Internet access to workers is eligible for immunity under the Communications Decency Act.

The Court of Appeals for California’s Sixth Appellate district on Thursday affirmed a lower court’s decision to grant summary judgment to Santa Clara, Calif.-based Agilent Technologies Inc. It threw out claims...
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