An employee can be prosecuted under federal computer crimes laws for accessing a proprietary database for the purpose of defrauding his company. Though the federal law was designed to prevent hacking, it also applies to theft of proprietary information in some cases, according to a federal appeals court.
A federal court has ruled that an employee may pursue her religious discrimination claim against her employer. The employee argued that she could not follow company policy and receive a flu shot because it was against her religion, veganism. The court is allowing the case to proceed, ruling that the employee should be given the opportunity to prove that veganism meets the requirements of religious belief under discrimination statutes.