It is no surprise that workplace harassment takes place throughout the country. Whether you are working remotely or from home, there are various instances where employees have reported harassment from either their co-workers or employer. One common mistake that employees make is trying to send evidence from their professional email to their personal.
Emails contain evidence, especially if someone is trying to harass you by sending emails. Since evidence is crucial to prove harassment, you may commit a mistake that can give your employer a reason to terminate or fire you permanently. Therefore, you should speak to an employment law attorney NY instead who can assist you in taking legal action.
Besides, if you want to preserve email evidence, here are a few tips you can follow.
- Document it by making a list.
Instead of forwarding it to your personal email, you can try to write down all the information on paper. Write down everything you can in the paper, including the date when the email was sent to you, who the email was from and intended for whom, what did the email say, or anything that helps you identify the sign of harassment. You can then use this document to show it to your lawyer to tell them that these are the emails they should see that will serve as evidence for your claim.
- Turn your emails into a PDF file.
Another tip is that you can turn the emails you received into a PDF file and save them on your employer’s server. Make sure you name the folder and store it somewhere where it is easily accessible. What happens most of the time is employees try to save the folder of evidence in a secret place on the server, and when it comes to finding it, they do not remember the exact path. Therefore, make sure you save it where you can easily find it.
- Meet your attorney.
After you have saved the evidence, you can speak to your attorney and let them know all the details. Your attorney can alert the counsel for your boss and help them understand what is happening. This way, your employer will not have a reason to terminate or fire you from the job, and you are helping yourself as well as the attorney to file a legal claim. Your attorney will guide you on the next steps to secure maximum compensation.