No matter how strong and sound your policies, no matter how attentive your training and no matter how diligent your HR personnel, allegations of misconduct among employees may still arise. While strong policies, training and consistent review of your employee materials is a strong bulwark against these issues, employee conduct is still a factor that can be difficult to control, resulting in allegations that can bring serious consequences. The best defense against liability in these instances is to conduct an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation. Impartiality can be difficult when the organization’s managers or HR personnel are involved, and the circumstances of employee allegations often require a steadier, unbiased hand in the form of an independent investigator. A thorough and independent investigation of employee misconduct allegations can make all the difference, providing dispassionate, unbiased conclusions of the validity of the allegations, as well as a firm statement that the employer takes such allegations seriously.
Our HR consultants at McBrayer have the experience and the knowledge to conduct such investigations when the need arises, and we provide professional, confidential services to help untangle even the most difficult HR knots. No matter the allegations – discrimination, harassment, fraud, compliance problems, and more – our consultants understand that what matters most to the organization in times of potential trouble is the unvarnished truth. Ascertaining the facts free of bias is the first step in staving off liability for employment issues, and it is something at which our dedicated HR consultants excel. We also assist with crisis management, helping organizations deal step-by-step with the unexpected in a calm, systematic manner.