Building Trust and Credibility During Workplace Investigations

Building Trust and Credibility During Workplace Investigations

Any type of workplace investigation can be fraught with problems and those who report workplace harassment or other types of inappropriate behavior, are often loathe to provide information because they fear retaliation. There have been some frightening statistics in...
Keeping Independent Investigations Free From Bias

Keeping Independent Investigations Free From Bias

As investigators, what we say and how we say it matters. Whether we think so or not, we all have biases that can impact our decision-making. Stopping those biases from interfering when you are conducting any investigation is critical to remaining neutral and keeping...
Navigating Law Enforcement Involvement During Internal Investigations

Navigating Law Enforcement Involvement During Internal Investigations

It is not uncommon for employers to conduct an internal investigation when an employee is suspected of breaking workplace rules. In cases of such infractions, the employer may conduct an internal investigation to determine if the allegations against the accused are...
Fatal Flaws: The Cost of Errors in Early Investigations

Fatal Flaws: The Cost of Errors in Early Investigations

Proper workplace investigations are essential to establishing a safe and welcoming work environment. However, these investigations are often complex in nature and involve navigating potentially sensitive topics. The possibility for errors to occur is present in every...
Moving Forward Following He Said/She Said Cases

Moving Forward Following He Said/She Said Cases

When you get a complaint in the workplace of harassment or someone is accusing someone else of creating a hostile work environment, it is often easy to look at the parties involved and decide the complaint is not valid because it is a known fact they do not get along...
How to Investigate Workplace Bullying Claims

How to Investigate Workplace Bullying Claims

Bullying is often thought about as an issue that impacts children in school. However, we are in an era where more attention is being paid to workplace bullying. Investigation of these claims should be elevated to the same levels as which we investigate claims of...