A recent incident in which a hotel employee leaked elevator security footage of celebrities Jay-Z and Solange Knowles quarreling highlights the liabilities that high-end hotels and restaurants face and must guard against. The situation exposes the hotel, rather than the employee, to civil claims. One good defense against these claims is a strong protocol written in the employee handbook about barring photography or video recording.
"The general policy is that you don't turn that [kind of video] over short of a subpoena," said Hospitality Partner Joe Guay.
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