Effectively Leveraging the Attorney-Client Privilege

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HR professionals routinely use legal counsel to obtain advice on compliance issues, risk mitigation, and many other legal issues. Whether it arises in the context of a one-off accommodation question or a months-long harassment investigation, the attorney-client privilege is a vital tool for protecting confidential communications between legal counsel and HR professionals. The attorney-client privilege allows HR professionals to disclose and discuss sensitive information and troubling facts with the company’s counsel without concern that the communication may one day be seen and scrutinized by a judge, jury, or the public. But don’t assume that any conversation with a lawyer

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