Alan Bush and Lee Winkelman are routine freelance contributors for Texas Lawyer. Their latest article, "Emmy Red Carpets and HR Investigation Reports," appeared in the October 12, 2015 issue.
Beyond actually collecting evidence, there’s a lot more to investigating an employee complaint. The investigation report can make or break a defense. Here’s what Alan and Lee had to say about it:
Read the full article for more. In it, Alan and Lee lay out some practical thoughts on how to:
Do a sanity check;
Make the tough calls;
Realize the standard of proof isn’t criminal;
Hold the recommendations; and
Keep a lid on retaliation.