Sexual harassment investigations are among the most difficult and sensitive cases an investigator will encounter.
Victims may be uncomfortable coming forward due to the sensitive nature of the issue and it may be difficult to get them to talk openly about what happened. The person alleged to have committed sexual harassment may be embarrassed or even angry, especially if the allegations are false. Employers can be liable if sexual harassment complaints aren’t investigated promptly and thoroughly, so it’s imperative that investigators act quickly, tread carefully and follow best practices.
We’ve put together a collection of resources to help you investigate sexual harassment complaints keeping in mind the sensitivity and potential liability of these cases.
Writing the final report can be one of the toughest, most time-consuming parts of your sexual harassment investigation. This template makes the process quick and easy, saving you time.
Conducting a compliant, confidential and thorough investigation is key to protecting the victim. This article explains how to address complaints, investigate them with their sensitive nature in mind and create policies that focus on prevention.
Want to conduct more efficient, effective investigations? This cheat sheet outlines how to choose the right investigative team, gather key information from all involved parties, the accused and witnesses and stay objective and fair.
Nothing’s worse than wasting precious investigation time on an unproductive interview. This free eBook contains tips on how to get the information you need by asking the right questions, choosing the best location, determining credibility and more.
A comprehensive investigation plan ensures your investigative team stays on track and keeps everyone on the same page. Use our free template to create a plan that will help you prevent an unorganized, inefficient investigation.
In this webinar, employment attorney Allison West outlines the critical steps investigators should take when investigating sexual harassment and how you can avoid common investigation mistakes.
If a sexual harassment is handled incorrectly, your company could face a lawsuit from the victim, the accused person or both. Protect your company and your employees by avoiding these mistakes.
How can you tell if an interview subject is lying? This eBook explains forms of deception, how to set a baseline to gauge the subject’s answers and how to get better at detecting deception.
i-Sight’s reliable investigative case management solution boosts the efficiency and consistency of your sexual harassment investigations and provides the data you need to prevent incidents and manage risk. Request a demo today!