A majority of an employer’s electronic information is stored on its internal computer storage systems. However, obtaining, securing, and preserving text messages presents its own unique challenges because text messages are not typically stored on the same internal system. This program will cover the initial challenges an employer may face when defending an employment matter that involves text messaging as evidence.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
Challenges an employer may face when defending an employment matter that involves text messaging as evidence
How to identify devices that may contain text messages
Retrieving and securing text messages
Potential evidentiary issues
Date / Time: August 21, 2023
Shannon Antle Hamilton | Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Shannon Antle Hamilton chairs the Firm’s Employment Law Service Group and is a seasoned litigator and counselor on complex employment law issues. Shannon has significant lead counsel experience in employment litigation and has tried numerous cases in both federal and state court to jury verdict.
Shannon’s trial experience includes defending companies in workers’ compensation retaliation claims, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, cases brought under Title VII and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Kentucky Whistleblower Act. Shannon also frequently litigates non-compete, non-solicitation, and trade secret disputes. Shannon provides counseling to her clients on compliance in all areas of employment law and is a frequent speaker and author on trending employment law issues
I. Challenges an employer may face when defending an employment matter that involves text messaging as evidence | 12:00pm – 12:20pm
II. How to identify devises that may contain text messages | 12:20pm – 12:40pm
III. Retrieving and securing text messages | 12:40pm – 1:00pm
Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm
IV. Potential evidentiary issues | 1:10pm – 1:40pm