Court Directs Employer to Give Former Employee Access to E-Mails for Privilege Review

12 Aug

On June 29th, Justice Moir of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia directed a means by which parties to a wrongful dismissal action could deal with privileged communications sent and received by the plaintiff on his former employers’ work system. He directed a review by the plaintiff and his counsel, either at the defendant counsel’s office or elsewhere with an undertaking by plaintiff’s counsel not to make copies.

Justice Moir’s order also includes a thorough discussion about the discovery of facts obtained by a witness in a communication that is subject to litigation privilege.

Hat tip to Peg Duncan!

Saturley v. CIBC World Markets Inc., 2011 NSSC 310.

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