Employment Complaint Investigations
Whenever an Employee makes a psychological or sexual harassment complaint against another Employee the situation requires immediate investigation. If the company does nothing, the complainant will pursue the company. If the company acts on the complaint, the Employee complained about will pursue the company. To the company the situation can seem like an unavoidable and no-win situation. Naturally, an Employer or an HR manager wants an internal complaint resolved as quickly and as discretely as possible.
In order to avoid an expensive lawsuit, when an employee files a complaint the best thing to do is to investigate it. Depending on the nature of the complaint, they can harm your reputation, damage your financial position and create hostile work environments. Complaints can also lead to expensive litigation. The best way to avoid all of that is to hire an outside expert to investigate the complaint. By hiring a third party to investigate, neither party can then accuse the employer of favoritism. Moreover, it ensures that there will be no lingering unpleasantness between the Employees investigated and the people responsible for the investigation.
At OLS, we offer professional investigative services for sexual and psychological harassment complaints and we team up with reliable financial professionals to investigate fraud or theft complaints. This ensures that you minimize your risk of litigation, correct whatever problems you may have in the workplace and have solid fact based evidence that you can use later, should you ever need it.
OLS has significant experience with sexual and psychological harassment complaints. Our services enable Employers to quickly get to the bottom of a situation and make decisions quickly. We have represented Employees who have made complaints, Employees who have been complained about and Employers dealing with a complaint situation. As such, we are aware of exactly what to look for and exactly how to best advise Employers in these kinds of situations.
Our mandates are flexible and can include: advising you on which steps to take, ascertaining the facts by investigating, or ascertaining the facts and providing you with an opinion on your legal obligations. Ultimately, our objectives are to help the Employer get through the complaint process as quickly, painlessly and inexpensively as possible. We work with the Employer so that the Employer always knows where they stand and how to best put the situation behind them.