Tag Archives: Internal Investigations

Through Rain, Sleet, or Snow: The USPS Delivers a Helpful Example of Well-Executed Employment-Related Internal Investigations

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Remember when the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) conjured up images of disgruntled employees engaging in workplace violence? Those days of incidents, often sparked by employee discontent over unresolved labor grievances and employment-related complaints, are apparently over.  The USPS has learned from the violent incidents of the 1980s and is now considered a go-to source for … Continue reading this entry

Top Five Best Practices for Workplace Investigations

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A well-conducted investigation can reduce workplace conflict, promote job satisfaction and inclusion, and can also help shield you from legal liability. However, the converse is also true — a botched investigation can have enormous implications, both from a business and legal perspective. Fortunately, there are a number of simple steps you can take to ensure … Continue reading this entry

Understanding Employee Privacy in Internal Investigations

As privacy becomes a front-and-center issue, more and more employees raise privacy concerns in the context of investigations into employee misconduct, and a good example of a case presenting these issues is Warinner v. North American Sec. Solutions, Inc. In Warinner, an employee was investigated as part of an undercover drug investigation at an automobile assembly … Continue reading this entry