It’s inevitable that employers must investigate one or more of their employees, and a thorough investigation means leaving no stone unturned. Whether it’s for alleged substance abuse, job safety violations, workplace theft, discrimination or harassment, a properly-conducted investigation can be a powerful tool for discovering workplace problems and mitigating or even preventing related liability.
As an employer, it’s important to understand investigation best practices, including interview techniques, proper documentation and reporting, communication dos and don’ts and records retention. At the end of the day, proper investigations protect employers and lay the foundation for the defense of litigation.
Specific topics included:
- Investigation best practices
- Witness interview techniques
- Proper documentation
- Safeguarding employee privacy
- Related state and federal laws
Speakers: Robin Cross & Audrey Forbush