Types of Investigations:
- Workplace culture
- Unfair Competition
- Theft of Company Property
- Leaves and ADA Disability Accommodations
Why hire an attorney to conduct an investigation?
Depending on the nature of the complaint, it may be efficient and cost effective for a company employee to investigate a workplace complaint, including in-house counsel or an HR Business Partner. But if your company doesn’t have in-house counsel or HR or someone in such a function is involved and would not be viewed as impartial, you may need to hire a third-party independent investigator. Your company may also want to retain an attorney to have the benefit of the attorney-client privilege and maintain the confidentiality of an investigation, or because legal expertise is needed to understand the legal aspects of the complaint. In California, only licensed attorneys or licensed investigators are authorized to investigate employee misconduct matters. Unlicensed firms or HR professionals are not authorized to conduct investigations under the California Business and Professions Code.
- Every investigation we conduct is tailored to the particular complaint
- Investigations can be conducted onsite or offsite
- Relevant background and evidentiary documents are reviewed
- The claimant, accused and all witnesses are interviewed
- Business disruption is minimized and confidentiality maintained
- A Comprehensive or summary report will be prepared if required
- At the completion of the investigation, we stand ready to testify in litigation