Lawyers still making their way along the learning curve of social media evidence may struggle to find guidance from court opinions.
But two recent decisions with different results offer some clues on how to narrowly focus a discovery request to pass muster.
Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. will pay $100,000 to a part-time Towson, Md. cashier the retailer allegedly fired because she had cancer, under a settlement the company reached last week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
An employee who suffered from alcoholism could not sue for discrimination after she was fired for showing up at work under the influence, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.