Conducting investigations of disputed workplace events is a routine responsibility for HR leaders. Faced with disputed facts, employers can make reasonable fact determinations based on a diligent probe and still obtain summary dismissal of a discrimination claim. A recent decision from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals confirms how employers can best ensure the […]
Tag: Workplace Investigations
“Contact tracing” is one of the many goodies 2020 has left in our stocking. Most of the folks reading this post are employment lawyers or Human Resources professionals, so you know what I’m talking about. If one of your employees tests positive for COVID-19, you don your deerstalker and go all Sherlock Holmes in the office to […]
As an HR manager, you’ve almost certainly had to do a workplace investigation. Employee A makes a complaint, saying that employee B did such and such. You talk to employee B, and he or she says that no such thing happened or it happened very differently. How do you measure who is credible and who […]
As an HR manager, you should be thoroughly investigating every complaint that comes across your desk. And, it’s important to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a timely manner, but you run the risk of cutting some key corners if you act too quickly.
Bill O’Reilly’s reign as a Fox News favorite came to an abrupt end amid a series of sexual harassment allegations against him. After the most recent allegations, Fox News hired large law firm Paul Weiss to conduct its internal investigation. Workplace investigations are tough, and if your organization can’t afford (or simply does not want) […]
Earlier this week, news broke that NASCAR is being sued for alleged racial discrimination. NASCAR insists the case has no merit, but only time will tell the outcome. When the rubber meets the road, will your business be ready to defend against a race discrimination lawsuit? Fortunately, there are steps every business can take to […]
Despite the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Ryan Lochte is still “under water” with questions still looming after Rio police reports that the American gold-medal Olympian fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Brazil. Lochte initially reported that he and three other U.S. swimmers—James Feigen, Jack Conger, and Gunnar Bentz—were robbed at gunpoint […]
Yesterday we explored a new way to eliminate employee lawsuits. Today, information on groundbreaking software that streamlines performance management and onboarding
The boldest claim at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition comes from The Glasshouse Report, which promises that its new software can “eliminate employee lawsuits.” Can that really be true?
Yesterday’s Advisor presented attorney Christine D. Mehfoud’s advice regarding well-executed internal investigations and how they boost compliance programs. Today, Mehfoud’s 5 simple steps to conducting an effective investigation.