Every now and then an employer will be confronted with the conduct or behavior of an employee that creates risk for the employer. The conduct may be harassment toward a co-employee or subordinate, or may otherwise threaten the reputation or financial well-being of the employer.
When these instances arise, employers need to move swiftly to address this threat. Swift action is required not only to reduce risk but also to carry out legal obligations to other employees. By engaging in a thorough and complete investigation, an employer will reduce the likelihood and strength of any future claim by an aggrieved employee.
Beyond liability concerns, the investigation also provides a factual basis for taking action to remedy the situation and implement procedures to avoid future instances of such conduct. If you experience an internal circumstance which requires an investigation, whether formal or informal, we are available to provide such services.