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Tip Tuesday: Planning Ahead for Employee Investigations

February 11, 2020

1.) Who will conduct the investigation? 

– Any issue involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, etc. may need to involve human resources and/or legal 

2.) Who will need to be interviewed? 

3.) In what order will they be interviewed?

4.) Do the employees have the right to have a union rep or co-worker present during the investigation?

5.) Are there documents or video that needs to be reviewed? 

 – If yes, have security preserve it ASAP 

6.) Best practice is to have two managers conduct interviews together 

– Provides for better notes 

– Provides a witness as to what was discussed