HoneyBaked Granted Social Media Discovery In EEOC Suit

Law360, New York (November 14, 2012, 5:28 PM EST) -- A magistrate judge in Colorado has granted HoneyBaked Ham Co.'s request for discovery of social media accounts, text messages and emails of a class of women in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's sexual harassment suit against the company.

Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty said Nov. 7 that information the women posted on their Facebook profiles is potentially relevant to the lawsuit. The posts — voluntarily shared with others on social media — may include information about their emotional state during their employment and other discoverable information, the court said.

Judge Hegarty determined that HoneyBaked established that interventor plaintiff Wendy Cabrera,...

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