Stevie Bryant v. Publix Super Markets Inc and Publix Risk Management

In Stevie Bryant v. Publix Super Markets Inc and Publix Risk Management the issue is whether Claimant can seek an order permitting him to video tape his work activities to demonstrate how his injuries occurred. The E/C raised a trade secret objection as the claimant’s work place contains activities that are trade secrets. When a trade secret objection is made, it must be determined if the information sought constitutes a trade secret. Here, the employer did not present any evidence to establish what, if any of the claimant’s job duties are trade secrets, as such the objection is overruled. The Job Analysis-Description of Tasks filed by E/C contains pictures of the claimant’s workspace and job activities which the JCC found was sufficient for the claimant to be able to testify at the final hearing. The E/C also objected to the claimant recording his workplace as the work place is a sanitary environment with safety concerns. The E/C’s objections to the motion on safety and sanitary grounds are sustained. Claimant’s Amended Motion to to Inspect Premises DENIED.

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