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Conducting Workplace Investigations

posted Oct 23, 2013, 11:17 AM by Bryan Berson   [ updated Sep 13, 2014, 5:57 PM ]

Managers should be capable of addressing accusations of employment discrimination and harassment. Prompt, competent investigations and remedial action – where warranted – can preempt a lawsuit or help prove that the organization acted responsibly.

Once management has actual or constructive notice, it should investigate. Actual notice occurs when someone informs a manager of misconduct. Constructive notice occurs when a manager should have known of the misconduct.

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