EEOC Fights Social Media Discovery In HoneyBaked Suit

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 4:07 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday sought to overturn a magistrate judge's order granting HoneyBaked Ham Co. discovery of text messages, social media accounts and emails of a class of female employees involved in a sexual harassment suit against it, saying the broad discovery order could create a “chilling effect.”

The EEOC filed objections to Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty's discovery order, saying it could give HoneyBaked Ham access to intimate details about employees' personal lives that could be used to harass or embarrass...
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