When Should an Employer Conduct An Investigation?
When an employee communicates that he or she feels that he or she has been treated unfairly, or that he or she is being harassed or bullied in any way, the organization must be prepared to conduct a comprehensive, objective and professional investigation. An employee will rarely use legal terms when they are making a complaint, nor put such a complaint in writing, so an employer must listen closely to their employees.
Why Hire an Outside Attorney to Conduct an Investigation?
An employer can conduct an investigation utilizing an internal employee. However, conducting an effective investigation is an acquired skill. An employer should carefully consider the implications of using an internal employee to investigate the claims that are made by another employee.