When employers need to investigate claims of harassment, discrimination or other workplace misconduct, the process of conducting an effective internal investigation can be challenging. This step-by-step recitation of the important issues and pitfalls of internal investigations will guide employers through the process, removing the guesswork.
This How To details the steps an employer should take to navigate through the workers' compensation scheme from injury to return-to-work in a manner designed to minimize disputes and to maximize productivity.
When confronted with a disciplinary issue that merits further investigation, employers should take adequate steps to ensure the proper enforcement of workplace rules, and avoid exposure to greater liability from outside enforcement actions or employee legal claims. This How To will assist an employer with the steps to properly conduct a disciplinary investigation.
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