Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

A Guide To Investigating EEO Complaints & Other Wordplace Problems

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WHEN SHOULD AN EMPLOYER INVESTIGATE? (PART 1)

Posted in Investigation Tips
Some types of employee complaints must be investigated as a matter of law, e.g., sexual harassment complaints.  Although no statutes regulate how investigations must be conducted, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Cal. Gov’t Code §§12900–12996) requires an employer to take “immediate and appropriate corrective action” when faced with a covered harassment complaint… Continue Reading

Choose Wisely When Using an Employee to Conduct Your Workplace Investigation.

Posted in Investigation Tips, Sexual Harassment
"Neutrality" is the name of the game.  In the recent California case of Nazir v. United Airlines, Inc., the court gave strong cautionary advice about choosing the right workplace investigator.   The Nazir court raised the point that this particular employer (United Airlines) had extensive rules and policies about the investigation of employee complaints.  One… Continue Reading