As an HR manager, you’re legally required to thoroughly investigate every complaint of unlawful conduct that crosses your desk, be it serious or laughable. While you need to investigate in a timely manner, you run the risk of cutting some key corners if you act too quickly. But you can’t risk keeping the guilty party on your payroll and creating even greater liability.
When an organization doesn't investigate allegations of wrongdoing or botches one, it can lead to a lawsuit, one an employer can easliy lose.
Last year the California Department of Industrial Relations and the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement launched the “Wage Theft is a Crime” campaign, designed to encourage workers to report possible labor code violations. As the number of complaints may increase, so will your responsibility to investigate.
The secret to conducting a successful inquiry is to get your complete investigation plan in place before the complaint even gets to your desk—because in HR, it’s not a question of if, but when.
Get up-to-speed on how to conduct workplace investigations here in California with this on-demand webinar — created specifically for California employers, and learn:
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