Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 1:28 PM ET) -- Employers are not expected to be professional investigators, but they are expected to act responsibly and reasonably upon receipt of an employee’s complaint of improper or harassing conduct. Employers must act quickly and thoughtfully, giving due consideration to all the facts and possible corrective actions.
The following steps should be considered when faced with allegations of workplace misconduct.
1. Document the Complaint
Establish and preserve the timeline of events. When an employer receives a complaint, formal or informal, it is critical that the employer document immediately...