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Home Depot is being sued by a former employee who alleges sex discrimination and disability discrimination (specifically, vertigo, which the ex-employee claims is a physical disability affecting her ability to drive and engage in other "major life activities").

This is what Home Depot asked for:

   (1) Any profiles, postings or messages (including status updates, wall comments, causes joined, groups joined, activity streams, blog entries) from social networking sites from October 2005 (the approximate date Plaintiff claims she first was discriminated against by Home Depot), through the present, that reveal, refer, or relate to any emotion, feeling, or mental state of Plaintiff, as well as communications by or from Plaintiff that reveal, refer, or relate to events that could reasonably be expected to produce a significant emotion, feeling, or mental state;
(2) Third-party communications to Plaintiff that place her own communications in context;
(3) All social networking communications between Plaintiff and any current or former Home Depot employees, or which in any way refer [or] pertain to her employment  [*3] at Home Depot or this lawsuit; or
(4) Any pictures of Plaintiff taken during the relevant time period and posted on Plaintiff's profile or tagged 1 or otherwise linked to her profile.

Home Depot got #3 but lost on in front of a federal magistrate judge on #1, #2, and #4. The last category, #4, seems to me to be the broadest.

The ex-employee is alleging  "severe emotional and metal distress, anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, fright, shock, pain, discomfort, and anxiety," so you can understand why Home Depot might want to find photos of her that could give the lie to that claim.
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