Workplace investigations are very serious, usually resulting from unfortunate or unpleasant events. Furthermore, the entire process can easily end up under the scrutiny of a number of legal professionals including employment lawyers and judges. It is very important that HR professionals get their investigations right.
This episode’s guest specializes in workplace investigations and is here to help us dispel some of the common myths of these stressful procedures. Allison West, Esquire, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, AWI-CH is the founder of Employment Practices Specialists. Allison started her company to fulfill her personal mission of helping companies build and maintain safe, respectful and productive workplaces.
Allison focuses her practice on conducting workplace investigations, delivering one-on-one sensitivity training for executives, managers and employees concerning sexual harassment, discrimination, and diversity awareness issues, coaching managers and employees with disciplinary and/or behavioral problems, providing expert witness and litigation assistance, and offers clients a 24/7 employee complaint line.