Workplace investigations are needed for many different reasons. For example, an employer must conduct an investigation of any complaint of sexual harassment (and take any remedial action determined to be appropriate) in order to avoid liability for any such harassment that occurred. An employer may wish to implement drug testing, which is a form of workplace investigation, to comply with regulatory requirements or to address a workplace substance abuse problem. A security breach involving trade secrets may trigger a workplace investigation. Whatever the reason for a particular workplace investigation, however, all such investigations are conducted for one overriding purpose: to enforce a company policy.
Employers today are faced with a variety of legal risks if they fail to adequately investigate the qualifications and conduct of their employees. For example, claims for negligent hiring and negligent retention are being asserted with increasing frequency, and the surest way for an employer to be held liable for sexual harassment is to get notice of the problem but fail to conduct an investigation. All potential witnesses should be interviewed. Important facts can come from unexpected sources, and an employer's failure to obtain those facts will be hard to justify at trial if the employer acts inappropriately based upon a lack of knowledge which could have been obtained through more thorough interviews. Let ICS come in and conduct a professional interview that will insure results. ICS will help you get to the root of the problem or complaint quickly, keeping your company under control and functioning to its greatest ability without prolonged disruption.