Can I share a corporate attorney opinion letter with employees?

A corporate attorney wrote an opinion letter
addressed to the two owners that impacts the daily
operations …would like to share with current
employees at next staff meeting…is this acceptable
to share?

Asked on May 1, 2017 under Business Law, Massachusetts


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Only share it if the owners say you can. Otherwise, if you share a confidential letter without their approval, not only will they presumably fire you "for cause" (no unemployment), but if it causes them any problems or losses, or damages any legal case(s) (when you divulge attorney work product, you can destroy confidentiality and let the other side in a  lawsuit see it), they could sue you, too.

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