Bill protecting companies from undercover threats passed

House Bill 405, a bill that seeks to eliminate employees who are secretly working against their employers, has been approved by the North Carolina Senate in a 32-13 vote, the Times-News reported on May 19.

The bill originally targeted undercover investigations of farm conditions by animal rights activists but was expanded to include all workplaces.

A provision of the bill allows a civil recourse for employers to file a lawsuit against employees who use their positions to steal documents or to illegally take note of company records that are not public knowledge. However, some critics say this bill reduces the protection of whistleblowers, who would then be discouraged to report illegitimate or illegal practices by their employer.

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