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Whether it’s your VP of HR, a department manager or an outside investigator, can you be sure your workplace investigator won’t jeopardize the investigation by sharing too much information? We all believe that our people know better than to share the details of an investigation with anyone who does [READ MORE ...]
The answer seems to depend on who you ask. Some will give you the definition of what requires an investigation under harassment discrimination laws. Others will say that you should only conduct an investigation when it is absolutely clear that an investigation is legally required, in order to avoid [READ MORE ...]
With the vote happening next week in what may be the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history, HR and Managers need to closely monitor the temperature to make sure conversation do not elevate to the point of bullying or creating a hostile work environment. According to an article [READ MORE ...]
I am often asked, “Are employers really still finding reasons to fire employees in order to avoid taking the steps of conducting an investigation?” The answer is, yes! It’s unfortunate, but it is still happening. InvestiPro received the following three calls from employees who were looking to file a [READ MORE ...]
Independent franchise owners need to watch for the court decision on this as it could have wide spread implications. As explained in this article published yesterday by SHRM, 15 Employees filed sexual harassment claims in which McDonalds Corp. was named a co-employer. Needless to say, the outcome of this [READ MORE ...]
Ask any manager or business owner which two words they hate to hear the most from HR, and you are likely to get a response of “workplace investigation”. Those words have a bad reputation for leading to things like, litigation, termination and other …tion words that we would all [READ MORE ...]
This is an important article on how the EEOC is looking at sexual orientation claims. It's a worthwhile read as the determination will have far reaching implications moving forward. Notice the employer did not conduct an investigation, but rather decided to terminate the employee costing them a hefty settlement in [READ MORE ...]
Top 10 Investigation Challenges – Part 3; Ask these five questions to determine if an investigation is required.
In the business world, nothing ever seems to be black and white. Instead, the daily grind comes in many shades of gray (way more than 50!). This too applies when a complaint is received by an employee, leaving the manager or HR representative to determine credibility of the claim [READ MORE ...]