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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Before proceeding please note that as I am a practising solicitor, I am often in and out of meetings, travelling between clients or even at court when I pick your question up. This may even occur at weekends. Therefore, I apologise in advance but there may be a delay in getting back to you and providing my advice. Please be patient and I will respond as soon as I can. You do not have to wait here and you will receive an email when I have responded. For now please let me know what have you been accused of and what action has the employer taken against you?
Before proceeding please note that as I am a practising solicitor, I am often in and out of meetings, travelling between clients or even at court when I pick your question up. This may even occur at weekends. Therefore, I apologise in advance but there may be a delay in getting back to you and providing my advice. Please be patient and I will respond as soon as I can. You do not have to wait here and you will receive an email when I have responded. For now please let me know what you are being accused of?
The complaint against me is that I have exchanged emails with a work colleague which have caused offense to a team member, who, without my knowledge, was given 2 days access to my email account 2 years ago, and has maintained access ever since. The emails do not contain any offensive, discriminatory or unpleasant words they simply ask if projects have been completed before allowing this person to undertake a secondment into another team.
I have been interviewed by an independant investigator, to explain the emails, as has my colleague who I have exchanged emails with. My line manager has received the draft report from the investigator and has made it clear that he wants a swift conclusion. My works email account has also been "scrutinised" to see if any further exchanges have taken place which would affect other team members. (none found) and HR and my boss are meeting this afternoon to discuss what steps to take next. I am the team manager, and I do not want the team member who has been snooping in my email account back on my team as I do not trust her. I doubt that the company will take action against her for what she has done, and I would like to know what I can do myself with regards XXXXX XXXXX of privacy and human rights so that I can prevent future episodes by PA's and amend the company policy too.
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