When Internal Documents Aren’t Covered by Attorney-Client Privilege

A decision issued on March 6 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia serves as a stark reminder that internal investigations must be carefully structured and executed to garner the protection of the attorney-client privilege and attorney … Continue reading

Social Media is Leveling Public Relations Playing Field for Disgruntled Employees

Facebook, blogs, Twitter, on-line petitions – Social media is leveling the public relations playing field.  Gone are the days when big business controlled the media.  Today, a disgruntled employee can fight back using social media.  Using these new tools, former … Continue reading

Seven Tips for Selecting an Investigator to Conduct A Fair, Unbiased and Professional Workplace Investigation

I spoke this week at the HR Star Conference here in Atlanta and at the conference had a great discussion with some HR professionals on the importance of conducting fair, unbiased and professional workplace investigations.  One of the HR managers … Continue reading

Best Practices for Assessing Witness Credibility in Workplace Investigations

One of the most important and often most challenging tasks of the workplace investigator is to make credibility determinations about witnesses.  Over the years, a common mistake I’ve seen investigators make in investigating allegations of workplace misconduct is failing to … Continue reading