Workplace Harassment Investigation
Workplace Harassment is an issue that may arise in any business environment and should be taken very seriously. When an alleged incident occurs, management of the affected organization has a legal obligation to take immediate action. “Immediately,” has been shown through case law to mean that day, the next day, or within 24-48 hours; not next week.
After an alleged incident has occurred, and a complaint filed, a workplace harassment investigation is necessary. This investigation includes first interviewing the complainant about their claim and the details of the alleged incident. The accused harasser should then be presented with the accusations against them and have the opportunity to explain their side of the story. Finally, those who may have relevant information about the alleged incident should also be interviewed. Then, and only then, will management have all the information necessary to make the appropriate corrective action, whatever that may be.
When the need for a workplace harassment investigation arises one should consider having the investigation conducted by an outside independent consultant like DB Pargman Consulting LLC. Allowing an impartial third party to conduct your workplace harassment investigation can minimize the distractions and lost productivity that an internal investigation will cause.
By delegating this task to a third party, you will allow your human resources department and the rest of your organization to focus on their normal business operations and lessen the emotional distractions on your people. Most employment law firms prefer not to undertake the investigation themselves because of the potential conflict that may prevent them from legal representation of your company. Therefore, most employment law firms will recommend that the investigation be conducted by an outside independent consultant like DB Pargman Consulting LLC.
Workplace Harassment Investigation by DB Pargman Consulting LLC
DB Pargman Consulting LLC has established itself as the nation’s leading provider of sensitivity and harassment prevention training since 1998. DB Pargman performs workplace harassment investigations, led by experienced professionals.