Digital Forensics in Workplace Retaliation Claims
Are you a victim of retaliation? Or an employer defending a retaliation claim? Computer forensics helps evaluate workplace retaliation claims by quickly identifying key evidence in texts, emails, company documents, and more.
Our Forensics Reduce your Workplace Retaliation Costs
Once we’ve identified all sources of evidence, we forensically extract the text messages, documents, and more. You can imagine that quickly becomes an overwhelming amount of items to sort through. For your workplace retaliation claim, our forensics expert will work with you to develop a Discovery Protocol and apply effective culling strategies. This way we reduce the amount of data and by extension, your eDiscovery costs.
For example, we focus the review on certain timeframes with begin and end-date filters, or to only those messages sent or received from certain people. In addition, our forensic analyst will also work with you to exclude other items, such as confidential information and privileged communications.
Once we’ve culled the data, we apply custom search terms to find all text messages, emails, and documents related to the case. For example, we use employment law search terms in our database, and custom search terms you provide us to sort through:
- Employment Policy Documents
- Staff Text Messages and Emails
- Calendaring and Scheduling Data
A woman filed a sexual harassment complaint against her boss. The boss retaliates by changing her work hours to a graveyard shift and doubles her workload. He also makes derogatory comments and tells her that he will get even.
- After the sexual harassment suit was filed, the manager sent threatening email messages.
- The work calendar over the past several years showed the employee had never been scheduled for a graveyard shift until after she made a claim.
- Notes on the manager’s computer with a list of “drummed up” complaints he was going to add to her file for the next review to try to get her fired.
We can help you to gather evidence to support claims or defenses in the employment law retaliation case.
Text Message Example:
Melody: “Why do I need to start working the graveyard shift? You know I have children to care for?”
Paul: “I think you should be able to figure that out!”
Melody: “Is this because I filed the complaint.”
Paul: “No comment …”
Read more about Workplace Retaliation from the EEOC.