California Workplace Investigations Attorney
Sooner or later in nearly every workplace, the need for an investigation will arise, and when it does, it is important to move fast. Investigations may be needed to comply with state and federal laws, or to protect the business and limit potential liability. When a workplace investigation is necessary, it must be conducted promptly, thoroughly, and fairly. At Chora Young LLP, our workplace investigation lawyers are private investigators as well as attorneys, and we have the knowledge and tools to skillfully handle a workplace investigation in your company.
Reasons for Workplace Investigations
Certain events can trigger the need and obligation to for an employer to conduct a workplace investigation. Included among those events are: accidents or safety issues; employee complaints of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation; allegations or suspicions of theft, misconduct, or wrongdoing; whistleblower complaints and allegations of fraud; administrative claims or lawsuits; and partnership disputes.
Legal Duty to Conduct Workplace Investigations
Employers have a duty under state and federal law to investigate employee allegations of harassment, discrimination, safety violations, and wrongdoing or misconduct, as well as a duty to shareholders to investigate and limit potential liability. Failure to investigate promptly and fairly can be used against employers in a court of law.
Workplace Investigations Timeframe
Investigations should be begun immediately and concluded as soon as reasonably possible. The courts have routinely upheld investigations as timely when they are begun within one day of a complaint and completed within a two-week period.
Advantages of Workplace Investigations
In addition to the duty imposed by law on employers to investigate certain situations, workplace investigations can be helpful in limiting claims and potential liability for the company. Investigations give employers the opportunity to determine the extent of the alleged misconduct and take appropriate action to correct it.
Elements of a Proper Workplace Investigation
A workplace investigation should be conducted promptly and thoroughly by an impartial investigator, include interviews of all appropriate witnesses, and uncover all relevant facts. It should be well-documented, enabling the employer to draw reasonable conclusions, while protecting confidentiality to the greatest possible extent.
Workplace Investigations Lawyer in Pasadena
Regardless of the workplace issue your company is facing, Chora Young LLP can help. Our investigative services for workplace issues can help protect your business, and we can help you manage the issues that arise in your company with our advanced legal and investigative skills
We have the inside knowledge and experience to enforce judgments and get our clients satisfaction. We are attorneys as well as private investigators, giving you the edge you need.
As private investigators and attorneys Chora Young LLP can assist in asset and fraud investigations, locating assets and determining fraud has occurred. In addition Chora Young can perform transactional due diligence to ensure you know all the facts before you enter into that deal or partnership.
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