Workplace Investigations And The Process
Berchem Moses PC‘s extensive labor and employment law experience provides unique insight when assisting with or conducting workplace investigations on behalf of Connecticut employers. Our team has conducted countless investigations throughout the state of Connecticut in response to complaints or allegations of misconduct in the workplace including:
- Sexual harassment
- Workplace violence
- Discrimination claims including age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and pregnancy
- Violation of company policy
- Complaints by employees alleging violation of company policy
- Conflicts of interest
- Performance issues
- Whistleblower allegations
The workplace investigation process is an important risk management tool for employers. When investigations are handled properly, they can aid employers in avoiding lawsuits, offer employers affirmative defenses to alleged misconduct, and lessen damages when litigation occurs.
An employer can conduct an internal investigation, however, having a neutral investigator who has no personal or reporting relationship with anyone involved is the most effective way of avoiding conflicts of interest and assuring that there are ultimately no credibility issues with the investigation.
Efficient fact-finding techniques and meticulous data collection, including witness interviews and credibility assessments, form the basis for our conclusions. Our attorneys then provide insightful recommendations to make effective employment decisions. Finally, we assess client exposure and offer ongoing advice and counseling with the goal of minimizing any future claims.
If your organization is faced with an employee’s allegations of discrimination, harassment or another type of employment matter, contact us today to explore investigation options.