Independent Workplace Investigations

If you are an employer confronted with an allegation of misconduct in the workplace, the critical decisions you make following the allegation could have far-reaching consequences. One of the best decisions an employer can make is to retain a neutral investigator to conduct an efficient and comprehensive investigation to determine whether misconduct occurred. Investigations conducted by an individual from outside an employer's organization are often a more effective investigation because employees feel less constrained discussing sensitive workplace issues.

As a Louisville and Lexington firm with extensive employment law experience, The Strause Law Group, PLLC, attorneys are able to recognize legal issues and identify areas where an employer may be vulnerable, which allows employers to remedy problems before they become liabilities. Moreover, our lawyers have experience with navigating tricky legal issues, such as: preserving the attorney-client privilege, avoiding retaliation claims, maintaining confidentiality, and preserving and dealing with evidence.

Common types of workplace investigations include allegations of:

  • Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, disability, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and more
  • Sexual harassment
  • Whistleblowing activity
  • Retaliation
  • Misconduct by employees, which may include violence, bullying, or performance issues
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Breach of covenants not-to-compete

The benefits of retaining an experienced employment law attorney to conduct your workplace investigation extend beyond the investigation. If ever called to testify, an unbiased attorney investigator will generally have more credibility than an internal employee investigator who may be loyal to the employer. An outside investigator can provide a detailed report of not only what occurred, but also a legal opinion of any violations of federal or state laws, and recommendations for the steps that should be taken as a result of any violations.

At The Strause Law Group, PLLC, we have the experience to establish the right expectation for employers. We know the landscape, and we are dedicated to protecting the business and personal interests of our clients. Call 502-498-8268 or 859-428-7029 or contact us online about your company's legal concerns.