Sooner or later, every employer will face the need to investigate one or more of its employees. More employers are recognizing what an important tool a workplace investigation can be in discovering problems and preventing their recurrence. Many laws in the area of employee relations effectively require employers to undertake investigations in order to meet their obligations under the laws. The general duty of any employer who either knows or should know about a discrimination, harassment, threat, or safety problem faced by an employee is to take prompt and effective remedial action to put an end to the problem. In order to know what action to take, or to find out whether action is even necessary, the employer has to investigate the situation and ascertain the facts. Employers that fail to investigate such situations usually lose any claims or lawsuits brought by the employee in response to the problem.
Chambers Legal conducts thorough and timely EEO protected characteristic investigations to include, race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, US military veteran status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, genetic information or mental or physical disability.
These will range from routine to complex and include interviewing company personnel as a neutral fact finder, reviewing personnel documents, and analyzing employee data in a timely manner. Once the investigation is concluded Chambers Legal prepares written reports and summary of findings that are fair, impartial and represent the facts to determine whether the facts suggest whether there was a violation of policy.