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Lessons In Retaining Outside Counsel For Personnel Probes

Law360, New York (July 13, 2016, 11:14 AM EDT) -- Justin Curley

David D. Kadue The recent decision in Waters v. City of Petaluma is a welcome development for employers who retain outside attorneys to perform personnel investigations, as it provides greater assurance that those investigations will be protected from disclosure in discovery.

The Facts

Andrea Waters was a firefighter for the city of Petaluma. She claims that she was subjected to sex harassment and discrimination during her employment, and that she was retaliated against when she complained about it. She resigned from the Petaluma Fire...
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