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Employee Separation Defensibility​

Mitigate the potential risks associated with departing employees, ensuring a secure and legally compliant transition while safeguarding sensitive information.

In the modern workplace, organizations face a complex process when separating employees, leading to potential data loss due to automated workflows deleting data or recycling physical devices containing critical information subject to regulatory hold or litigation hold.

Separating employees may carry valuable knowledge and sensitive data to competitors or unauthorized parties, potentially harming the company's intellectual property and competitive advantage. In the worst-case scenario, separating employees pose a security risk, as disgruntled or careless individuals might engage in malicious activities like data theft, leading to financial losses and reputational damage.


Strategy Development

Put policies and workflows into place that align with your legal department's understanding and guidelines. This ensures that accounts, locations, or devices subject to disposition are identified and appropriate actions are taken to prevent data loss.​


Preventative Measures​

Monitor employees throughout their notice of termination period, identifying and addressing any potential risks or malicious activities by leveraging tools like:​

  • Microsoft Purview
  • Insider Risk Management​
  • Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance​
  • Microsoft Purview eDiscovery Premium​
  • Microsoft Purview Audit integrated with your HRIS system

Enhanced Investigation Capabilities

Delve deeper into suspicious actions that may arise during the separation process. By promoting relevant cases into Purview eDiscovery Premium, we conduct an analyses of user actions, identifying and addressing unauthorized activities such as downloads or forwarding sensitive documents to personal accounts. ​​​

Why use Epiq for Employee Separation Defensibiilty?

With our consulting services, you can confidently navigate employee separations while protecting your data and ensuring compliance. Epiq’s diverse skill set across forensics, information governance, and legal services, makes us uniquely qualified to tackle a complex scenario such as departing employees and deliver a comprehensive and trusted solution.

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