In this episode, Jen reminds us of the rules for creating defensible workplace documentation.
Articles Discussing Workplace Investigations.
Should You Save Employee Interview Notes?
In this episode, Jen discusses the pros and cons of retaining employee interview notes.
To Be (Discoverable), or Not to Be: Notetaking During an Attorney’s Internal Investigation
Picture this: you are on-site at a new client’s headquarters for a weeklong hostile work environment investigation into several internal complaints made against the CEO and CFO. This is the first engagement for the client so you want to do as comprehensive a job as possible to leave a
The Accused’s “Right” to the Complaint in Workplace Investigations
Employers must investigate potential workplace misconduct, particularly when it implicates internal equal employment opportunity policies.
How can companies conduct investigations more efficiently?
Investigating employee complaints has become even more challenging after several years of enduring the COVID-19 pandemic. While your time may be spread thinner across an increasing number of investigations, there may be fewer investigators to review these concerns, and your employee population, witnesses, evidence and stakeholders may be more geographically dispersed than ever.
The Investigation Report: How to Write It, Who Gets a Copy, and Why to Keep it Confidential
In this episode, Jen provides insights into how to draft investigation reports and what to do with them after the investigation is over.
The Role of Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations
In this episode, Jen discusses the importance of confidentiality in internal investigations, and why it’s hard for everyone to keep secrets.
When to Bring in an Outside Investigator
In this episode, Jen explains why most investigations can be conducted internally, and when to retain an outside investigator.
Episode 16: Trends in Workplace Investigations
In this episode, Jen discusses recent trends in workplace investigations, including a significant increase in complaints related to remote work.
Workplace Investigations in 2022: Ringing in the New Year on the Right Foot
According to a poll conducted during an Ogletree Deakins webinar in 2021, 70 percent of approximately 1,200 attendees had experienced an increase in internal workplace complaints. In addition, a recently published outlook for the legal industry projected a continued increase in the investigations practice area for 2022. Given the current
Conducting Internal Investigations in the Real Estate Industry
Real estate companies, including property management companies, brokerages, construction, and development and real estate developers, seeking to manage risks and avoid litigation must take seriously internal employment complaints, including those that raise compliance concerns.
The Cuomo Report: An Employment Lawyer’s Takeaways and Tips on Conducting Workplace Investigations
The August 3, 2021, report regarding the sexual harassment allegations brought against former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, “Report of Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Harassment by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo” resulted in his resignation on August 10, 2021, and renewed attention to the #MeToo movement. As a political wonk
CDF Webinar: Adapting Workplace Investigations to Meet the Challenges of the Moment
As the pandemic crisis and the social landscape continues to evolve, so too must the techniques that employers use to investigate workplace concerns. Employer missteps when conducting internal investigations can create significant legal and financial risks for employers and negatively impact a company’s reputation. This is particularly true in California. During this complimentary webinar, CDF attorneys will identify and discuss strategies for handling the most pressing investigation challenges and steps employers can take to mitigate risks.
This webinar will cover how to:
* Safely and effectively conduct investigations as the pandemic continues to present health and logistical complications
* Investigate race discrimination and harassment claims in the rising tide of bias against Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders
* Deal with the fallout from #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and #CancelCulture when conducting workplace investigations
Please join the Chair of CDF’s Internal Investigations Practice Group, Daphne Bishop, and CDF attorney Ashley Lopeztello on April 27, 2021 to learn practical insights for conducting internal investigations in today’s legal, virtual and social landscapes.
The Basics of Handling Workplace Complaints
While many employers may be familiar with the requirement to provide harassment training, including training regarding the handling of internal complaints, what to do when a complaint is received may be less clear.
Fortunately, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has a harassment prevention guide for California employers.
Conducting Effective Internal Investigations: The Basics
More frequently than ever, employers must investigate workplace issues. In this interactive webinar, attendees will learn from our experienced attorney investigators the keys to conducting effective investigations, including: