Investigations

Did you know that complaints about sexual harassment are required to be investigated under New York Law? By not taking steps to investigate complaints, you risk exposing your business and yourself to liability and, most importantly, you take away the opportunity to create a safer, more productive environment for your employees.

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Conducting Investigations

Generally, workplace investigations conducted by attorneys begin with a review of relevant documentation and a briefing on the background of the matter. We work with the employer to understand the situation.

Interviewing Parties

The attorneys will determine whom to speak with while weighing risks and benefits that may be involved in each step of the investigation process. Attorneys also will follow-up with additional interviews or ask for further documentation, if needed.

Investigation Reports

Workplace investigations may end in a written or oral report to the employer summarizing the findings of the investigation. Investigations can be fruitful ways to gain a better understanding of applicable laws, potential liabilities, and current workplace culture.

After the Investigation

The attorney also can provide recommendations for the employer on next steps for handling the matter or providing general advice on avoiding issues in the future.

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