Joe is a promising financial analyst who has just relocated to a new city with his young family to take up a job at a hot pre-IPO company that is the chief competitor of his former employee. Several months into his job, he encounters a serious problem. Joe’s colleague Jill seems determined to make Joe’s life difficult. She continuously taunts and harasses Joe. A busy worker, Joe chooses to focus on his job, hoping Jill will eventually leave him alone. Superficially charming and manipulative, Jill convinces their boss that Joe is to blame for various problems in the team that in reality have nothing to do with Joe. This leads to a written warning and puts Joe at risk of termination. Joe tries to get the Human Resources team on his side but is unable to prove his story as he had been neglecting to document the problem for several months. Now Joe, who just purchased a home, is facing the risk of losing his job and being unable to support his wife and two children – Joe Jr., a boy of seven and Samantha, a girl of three.
How could OnLock have helped Joe manage the problem? Convenience: all materials can be managed from the same location. Discretion: Nothing stored locally, no app for the bully to spot should she get access to Joe’s computer or should Joe’s access to his computer be terminated. Legal opinion: An expert legal review of OnLock by Winslett Studnicky McCormick & Bomser LLP concludes “OnLock’s services will likely help in ensuring that favorable electronically stored documentary evidence is admitted at trial, and in bolstering its credibility before a judge or a jury. Accordingly, OnLock’s services could also constitute a key factor in negotiating the terms of a pre-trial settlement, or even in deterring litigation entirely”. With OnLock’s Legal Link, an attorney can be immediately and securely connected to the client account. Versatility: OnLock can timestamp and authenticate all file types, meaning videos and photos that help prove the case are easily added.
Read more about the benefits of documenting workplace bullying and how OnLock can help according to Workplace Bullying Institute.
By letting time slip, Joe allowed Jill to put his job and his family at risk. Wondering if your problem needs documenting? Don’t fall behind, start using OnLock today for free with 30-day trial.
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