Conduct an Internal Investigation
- Employers should conduct internal investigations in response to complaints or allegations of workplace misconduct.
- It is crucial to select a neutral third party to lead an investigation and in doing so consider bias, personal relationships and training.
- To conduct an effective investigation, it is important to review documents, interview witnesses and employ other investigative techniques in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
- When the investigation concludes, the employer must weigh the evidence fairly and make a good faith determination as to the course of action it will take given the facts and circumstances.