Investigations

Articles regarding Human Resources investigations

Credibility

Credibility Assessments

Inevitably, if a professional is conducting workplace investigations, you will encounter a situation where there is no evidence to prove if an allegation occurred or not.  In the absence of corroborative evidence, or witness accounts, the workplace investigator may determine that a factual dispute is unsubstantiated.  Alternatively, the workplace investigator may decide that an allegation […]

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HR Investigations

Allegations of Harassment Against Me?

There are allegations of harassment against me.  Now what? Workplace harassment investigations cause feelings of intimidation and stress. However, barring any criminal act, as the Respondent, the investigation itself is an opportunity for you to share your reality with the investigators so that they can conduct a fair and thorough investigation.   The first step when

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When Do You Need An External Investigator?

Should You Choose an External Workplace Investigator?

Should you choose an external investigator? As an employer or manager, dealing with harassment complaints can be extremely difficult as you are dealing with typically a highly emotional situation that you may not be well versed in. Once presented with a complaint or aware of a situation, one of the early decisions for managers or the

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Steps For an Employee to Take When Dealing With Workplace Harassment

The Steps For an Employee to Take if They Feel They Have Been Harassed As an employee, you are entitled to a safe workplace, one that is free of harassment.  Your employer is legally required to provide you with this safe and harassment-free workplace. If you feel you have been harassed at work, there are

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The 6 Steps For Employers or Managers to Take After Receiving a Harassment Complaint.

How should an employer or manager handle a harassment complaint? As an employer or manager, there is nothing more unsettling than an employee presenting a harassment complaint to you, be it a formal written complaint or verbally informing you of the complaint. Regardless of how complaints are presented, or the employees desire to advance the

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