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Workplace Investigations

Employers are often held liable for the misconduct of their managers, employees, or even independent contractors. The first thing an employer needs to discern when it learns of workplace misconduct is, “what happened?” From highly-charged allegations with significant reputational implications to less sensational allegations that can still overwhelm a human resources department, Nilan Johnson Lewis has assisted employers of all sizes in answering that question.

Our investigations range from pre-litigation individual employee allegations to class-based allegations from multiple employees.  We investigate at all levels of the organization, from C-Suite and senior management to hourly employees.  We advise boards and management regarding potential exposure (including legal risk, internal employee morale, and public image), and provide recommendations regarding employment actions and other next steps.

Examples of workplace investigations handled by our team include:

  • Allegations of sexual assault
  • Sexual and other forms of harassment
  • Discrimination, including systemic workplace culture concerns
  • Workplace theft
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Fraud
  • Employee theft
  • Ethics violations
  • Bullying
  • Whistleblowing
  • Workplace misconduct
  • Violations of safety rules

We also handle investigations for a broad range of industries and entities including:

  • Healthcare Companies
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • National Law Firms
  • Technology
  • Government
  • Universities And Schools
  • Non-Profits
  • Retail
  • Finance

Our team of experienced investigators understands the importance of discretion and diligence when it comes to workplace investigations.  Our decades of experience have honed our investigation and interview techniques, allowing us to dig deep and distill the true merits of the allegations, while avoiding disruption to our clients’ business and enable us to provide practical advice for resolving not just a particular allegation or incident, but also its root causes.

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