Discrimination lawsuits are on the rise, and the tactics many employees are using to gather evidence against their employers are very alarming.
Case in point: A manager for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Houston estimates that one-third of the employees who come in to Houston’s EEOC office to file discrimination complaints come armed with an array of digital evidence — such as audio and video recordings, emails, text messages and photos.
It’s a trend that’s continuing to grow: Disgruntled and fed-up employees are using their tech-savvy to secretly gather evidence of employer behavior they consider discriminatory. Then, they’re heading to the closest law office.
And with such compelling evidence, firms are often forced to make costly settlements in these situations.
Best way to safeguard your firm: Tell managers and supervisors to assume every workplace conversation is being recorded. That way, you’ll have nothing to worry about if a disgruntled employee brings a lawsuit against you.