Could Sony Employees Sue After That Massive Hack?

TIME

Thanks to a devastating hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment last month, we know what James Franco earned for The Interview and we have a sneak peek at Will Gluck’s new movie Alice.

But more importantly, the attack dealt a serious blow to the privacy of thousands of Sony employees who saw their social security numbers, dates of birth, salaries and even medical records leaked online. The breach leaves them vulnerable to identity theft or extortion.

So, if you work at Sony Pictures and you’ve been hit by the hack, what do you do now? Sony employees may have a pretty good shot at suing the company under California law, perhaps to the tune of many millions of dollars, lawyers say. Sony Pictures Entertainment is based near Los Angeles, so California is the best state to host a suit.

The Golden State has some of the strictest employee information disclosure…

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