FACTS AT A GLANCE
- Our client received anonymous reports that an employee was surfing inappropriate websites in the workplace
- Employee claimed that he was highly productive and being singled out, filing a lawsuit against his employer for harassment
- Through iDS’ consultative approach of asking the right questions and the skills of the Forensic Team, our client demonstrated that the employee spent approximately half the day on non-work activity, resulting in the voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit by the now ex-employee
Assist a client in proving their accusations of inappropriate activity by an employee were true.
Our client received anonymous reports that an employee was surfing inappropriate websites in the workplace. Upon investigation, the employee claimed he was highly productive in the work environment and being singled out. Ultimately, the employee was accused of the inappropriate website surfing filed a lawsuit against the employer for harassment. The client was seeking expertise in the following:
iDS was tasked due to their expertise in the following areas:
Explaining to the client the various electronic data sources that would establish or refute the productivity claims made by the employee
Properly collecting and analyzing the available data sources
Establishing a clear and concise timeline of the events that occurred
iDS was engaged to retrieve data to back up claims of non-work activity.
iDS was chosen based on our reputation and deep experience in assisting clients with similar issues. The iDS Forensic and Investigative Team performed analysis and reported on the following:
Computer log-ons and log-offs
Volume of sent emails items for any given workday
Full examination of internet history to determine dates, time, and websites visited
Examination of other data sources such as badge swipes to the building, parking gate swipes, and activity within databases using audit logs
iDS concluded that the claims were true and the employee chose to dismiss his lawsuit.
Our team was able to show the client that the employee was spending approximately half of the workday doing non-work activity such as social media, online shopping, and surfing pornography websites. The now ex-employee had his lawsuit voluntarily dismissed without receiving any money for damages.