RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory has vetoed his second bill in as many days, this time a measure giving employers recourse against people who deliberately get hired to try to dig up dirt on their company.
The bill McCrory’s office said he vetoed Friday would allow an employer to seek civil damages against someone who gains access to non-public areas of a company without authority and commits theft or sets up a camera.
Animal rights groups had urged McCrory to block the bill, saying it would quash undercover probes of animal cruelty or food safety violations. Lawmakers argued it would not weaken whistleblower protections.
Lawmakers could override McCrory’s veto. The bill passed by comfortable margins.
McCrory on Thursday vetoed a religious exemption bill for some court officials to refuse gay marriage duties.