Retaining Employee Confidence by Using Outside Counsel to Investigate

Retaining Employee Confidence by Using Outside Counsel to Investigate

Companies faced with allegations of workplace misconduct have choices when it comes to investigating those allegations. Some firms opt to use internal legal department personnel in coordination with the Human Resources function; others retain outside counsel to lead...
Upjohn Warnings and Privilege in Investigations

Upjohn Warnings and Privilege in Investigations

When conducting investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, attorneys often find themselves in an uncomfortable position. Legal personnel retained by a company to conduct investigations must act on behalf of the business itself, however the interests of...
Let an Experienced Investigator Handle Workplace Investigations

Let an Experienced Investigator Handle Workplace Investigations

When workplace misconduct occurs and is reported, employers have an obligation to investigate the matter fully, promptly, and to take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation. Some organizations want to handle every step of the investigation...
Protecting Employees (and The Company) from Retaliation

Protecting Employees (and The Company) from Retaliation

Although there are legal protections in place designed to shelter employees from retaliatory actions for initiating or participating in workplace investigations, retaliation is still an ever-present fear for employees who initiate or participate in workplace...

The Dangers of Using In-House Counsel for Internal Investigations

Even in companies with the highest ethical standards and model workplace conduct policies, harassment, discrimination or other employee-related complaints can and do arise. When concerns are raised, companies have an obligation to conduct a full and fair investigation...