Workplace Investigation Services for Employers
Practical guidance and training on conducting in-house investigations, plus a team of experts ready to help when the worst issues emerge.
In the midst of a workplace investigation, the responsibility to address complaints, interview parties, document details, present findings, and support decision-making can seem overwhelming. Employer’s Council offers resources that guide you through common and complex investigation issues from start to finish.
Get Help with Workplace Investigations
Digging into a workplace issue or violation can be complicated, sensitive, and time consuming.
When compliance and liability are at stake, having a trusted third party to evaluate the situation can make all the difference. Employers Council has attorneys trained as professional investigators to conduct workplace investigations. This is important in today’s litigious workplace environment which exposes employers to high risks.
- Whistleblowing and Retaliation
- Theft or Embezzlement
- Code of Conduct and Ethics Violations
- Public Contract Violation
- Hostile Work Environment
Our Investigation Services
From issues spotting and interview prep, to long-term strategy and risk management, we can help your business overcome any investigation challenges. Our workplace investigation services include:
- Conduct Workplace Investigations
- Recommend Policy or Procedural Changes
- Identify Legal Risks
- Conflict Mediation and Resolution
- Minimize Future Liability
- Train Staff to Perform Internal Workplace Investigations
There are many reasons to conduct a workplace investigation. If you suspect an employee of misconduct, or allegations of misconduct have been made against an employee, an investigation may help resolve personnel issues and reduce future employer liability. Workplace conflicts among employees and generalized work environment issues are also good reasons to consider an investigation. If you are uncertain as to whether an investigation might be the best choice, please reach out to Employers Council, we are more than happy to help.
Although handling an investigation internally is one option, it may present some challenges. If one party is at the manager or executive level, or if the organization is small, handling the investigation internally may lead to claims of bias or conflict of interest down the road. Additionally, handling investigations requires training and takes considerable time to do well, which may not be where you want to direct your organizational resources. All Employers Council investigators are attorneys trained in investigation technique, strategy, and analysis. Using Employers Council to conduct your investigation ensures that you have a trained, neutral investigator and a well-drafted, thorough report to support any subsequent decisions.
Employers Council investigations are billed on an hourly rate, rather than a flat fee. Investigations come in many shapes and sizes, and often, the complexity and number of parties involved is not known at the outset. To get a better idea of scope, contact our Investigations team.
An Employers Council investigation will include all interviews, including summary statements drafted by the investigator and approved by the individual parties and witnesses, and a comprehensive investigative report. The report will include all evidence, a detailed analysis of each allegation, and factual conclusions that are based on a preponderance of the evidence standard.
As the investigative report contains factual conclusions only, you may want legal advice as to next steps when the investigation is concluded. If you are an Employers Council member, our Employment Law Services division can assist you in interpreting the investigation results and determining the best way to address the findings.
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Who We Serve
Employers Council is dedicated to helping HR professionals, executives, legal teams, and other professions across a broad array of employment law, compliance, and HR needs. We serve organizations of all sizes and all industries, and our membership options are designed to custom-fit your size and needs. We also provide a broad range of specialized legal services, training, coaching, and outsourced HR services to help your organization build an exceptional workplace.
Founded over 80 years ago, Employers Council has a team of nearly 200 licensed attorneys, trainers, coaches and seasoned HR professionals on staff to help you get the most out of your membership, Our membership options give you choices and equip you with easy and fast access to the resources you need to make informed business decisions.
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