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The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations

A Step-By-Step Guide to Handling Employee Complaints & Problems

Lisa Guerin


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Learn how to conduct a full and fair workplace investigation

Workplace complaints carry serious legal and financial risks to a company, so it's essential to act fast when you receive an employee complaint. But an ineffective or poorly handled investigation can land your company in even more trouble than not performing one at all. In the era of #MeToo, it's more important than ever to ensure your investigation is complete, impartial, and timely.

The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations shows you how to legally and successfully investigate and resolve any type of complaint or problem. It covers common workplace issues such as harassment, discrimination, violence, drug and alcohol use, and employee theft.

The book guides you through each step of an effective investigation, including:

  • deciding whether to investigate
  • taking immediate action, if necessary
  • choosing an investigator
  • planning the investigation
  • interviewing witnesses
  • gathering and evaluating the evidence
  • taking action
  • documenting the investigation, and
  • following up.

With Downloadable Forms You can download all the forms you need, including sample policies, checklists, templates, and resources at

NOLO, 9781413326253, 448pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2019