Investigations guide decision-making in the workplace and demonstrate the exercise of reasonable care. Beyond any legal mandate, investigations are proactive, show fairness, and inform everyone that the matter is taken seriously. Investigations deter misconduct.
FIG brings decades of experience and dedication to conducting appropriate investigations of complex workplace issues. These matters often involve complaints or concerns of:
- Hostile Work Environment
- Sexual Violence
- Disability and Accommodation
- Violent or Threatening Conduct
- Conflict of Interest
- Misconduct/Behavioral Issues
- Performance Management
- Policy Violations
An investigation is a timely, impartial, and thorough collection and analysis of facts and circumstances within a defined scope of issues.
- FIG starts the process by working with you to define investigation scope. What questions need answers?
- FIG engages a consistent process that assists each participant in telling his or her side of the story.
- FIG supports its findings with well-reasoned, thorough analyses, including credibility assessment.
Commitment to investigation integrity is essential. The objective is always to get to the truth of the matter. Responsible employers understand that the organization’s best interests are served by the opportunity to address problems.
- FIG investigators are personally and professionally dedicated to the role of objective and neutral fact finder.
- FIG emphasizes process as the best demonstration of attention to objectivity and neutrality.
- FIG encourages communication of admonitions or “ground rules” to clarify expectations for participants and promote investigation integrity.
FIG’s experience in conducting and managing workplace investigations is unmatched. Our depth of employment law knowledge and experience in defending workplace investigations compliments that investigation expertise.
Our commitment to the profession of workplace investigations is demonstrated through membership and support of the Association of Workplace Investigators and the Workplace Investigations Group.