Workplace Investigations: What You Need To Know

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Employee complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace have been on the rise over the past years. Employers and administrators must be ready to respond to these types of claims.

In the event of a lawsuit or a federal or state audit, employers must also be able to show that they took prompt steps to investigate whether the complaint was founded and then be able to demonstrate that they took appropriate action based on the results of their investigation. An employer’s decision to investigate complaints also sends a strong message that it is committed to the fair treatment of its employees.

Originally Published in New Hampshire Business Review on August 8th, 2014.

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Topics:  Audits, Discrimination, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues, Harassment, Internal Investigations, Retaliation

Published In: General Business Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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