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  •  don't use office communications systems for... (1+ / 0-)
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    splashy

    .... any of this.

    Don't make phone calls or have conversations about it over the office phone system: there is a reasonable chance that the numbers people call are being logged in a call accounting system, and a smaller chance that their calls are all being recorded.  

    Don't discuss it via company email, all of which is also subject to completely legal monitoring.

    Don't write about it on a company computer and then print out the document on a company printer.  

    If you have to communicate (phone calls or email) about this stuff during work hours, use only a personal cellphone that you yourself own, and do your note-taking with pen and paper or on the cellphone if it has those capabilities.  If using email, write to coworkers at their personal email addresses, not their work addresses.

    Best of all if you have to talk with coworkers, tell them only "I need to speak with you after work and off company property, it's personal so I can't discuss it further at work.  Let's take a five minute walk down the street after we get off from work today."  If they are curious to hear more, tell them it has to wait until after work and off company property, and that's all you can say.

    Then if management busts you for that, you have plausible deniability since the subject matter was not brought up yet.  You can say "I value so-and-so's thinking, and the subject matter is personal so I won't discuss it further at work."  If pressed, reiterate your assertion that you won't discuss it further at work, including revealing the subject matter to management.

    At the end of each day, after you get home, and never using any company computer they may have given you (use your own or use pen and paper), make detailed notes about anything that happened at work that is relevant to your claims.  Be sure those notes include dates and times as far as possible.

    At some point you may need to get a lawyer in the loop. Probably sooner than later, and very much worth the cost.

    It would be interesting for us here to know the name of the organization you work for, but resist the temptation until your lawyer says it's OK to reveal.  

    •  I would follow your (1+ / 0-)
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      instructions--but I don't work there anymore.

      And I'm doing this pro se since I don't have money for a lawyer [yeah, I know the saying, he who represents himself has a fool for a lawyer].  And I've done well on other matters pro se.

      But I can happily tell you that the AA who is pursuing his complaint is being represented by the firm of David Lane [of the Churchill case], and has an excellent lawyer.

      The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

      by dfarrah on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 09:08:34 AM PDT

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