On October 18, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court delivered a very important decision for Illinois employers in Lawlor v. North American Corporation of Illinois, Case No. 112530 (Oct. 18, 2012). The court not only confirmed that the tort of intrusion upon seclusion is recognized in Illinois, it also applied principles of agency law to find an employer liable for the torts of a non-employee private investigator because the investigator was acting as the employer's agent. To learn more about the decision, please see Littler's ASAP, Illinois Supreme Court Recognizes Privacy Tort and Holds Employer Liable Under Agency Law, by David Haase, Kathryn Siegel, and Ethan Zelizer.
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