Surveillance

The Iowa Supreme Court released an opinion recently that may have an effect on the hundreds of workers’ compensation cases filed each year in the State of Iowa.  In this opinion, the Iowa Supreme Court clearly stated that surveillance of an employee in anticipation of litigation is work product, meaning that it can be protected from disclosure before any hearing or trial begins but still used during the hearing or trial. This means it does not have to be immediately revealed upon request. If you have been hurt on the job, be aware that you may be under surveillance and what they find could be used against you in your case. If you have questions, please contact Bob or Ashley at 515-987-4578.