Internal Investigations: Mistrial Declared After Investigation Notes Produced DURING TRIAL

Often, when faced with the need to investigate an employee's complaint of harassment or discrimination, employers will ask their regular company counsel to investigate the allegation and defend the company if litigation ensues. The recent mistrial declared by Judge Adams in the United States...

Workplace Investigations: $300,000 in Sanctions Highlights Risks of Using Employer’s Regular Counsel

Most employers and their regular counsel and HR managers are by now well aware of an employer's legal duty to promptly, thoroughly and impartially investigate any complaint of perceived discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. They also generally understand that an employer may avoid liability...