Mary E. Lynch Law Offices

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The Value Of A Third-Party Workplace Investigation

In California, employee complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation require a fair, impartial, thorough, and timely investigation by qualified individuals. Employers must also inform the complaining employee of the outcome of the investigation. Failure to properly investigate employee complaints can lead to serious employer liability.

Mary E. Lynch has over 25 years of experience in workplace investigations. She can help ensure that your business promptly completes a fair, impartial, thorough, and objective investigation, takes appropriate steps to resolve complaints, and appropriate steps to avoid retaliation or future discrimination or harassment.

The Importance In Mitigating Potential Litigation

Too often, employers fail in their required investigations. This can lead to drawn-out and expensive litigation. On the other hand, a fair, impartial, and thorough investigation effectively identifies any potential issues and allows employers to take the necessary corrective steps and/or preventative precautions to eliminate and/or prevent illegal, discriminatory, or harassing conduct.

By conducting prompt, fair, impartial, thorough, and objective investigations into workplace complaints or issues, employers not only satisfy their legal obligations but also obtain the information necessary to make informed and appropriate employment decisions. Limiting or eliminating potential or existing liability issues is one of the most cost-effective risk management processes a business can undertake.

Why Work With Mary E. Lynch Law Offices?

During her over 25 years of practicing employment law, Mary E. Lynch has conducted hundreds of workplace investigations into a variety of different workplace-related matters.

Ms. Lynch has handled investigations into allegations of:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Bullying
  • Leave of absence violations
  • Policy and procedure violations
  • Threats of violence
  • Theft
  • Sexual assault and battery
  • Employee misconduct
  • Failure to Accommodate/Failure to Engage in the Interactive Process
  • Fraud

These investigations involved federal and state civil rights laws, federal and state leave of absence laws, criminal law, ethics, whistleblowing statutes, and employers’ internal policies and procedures.

Ms. Lynch has also guided and counseled numerous employers through the process of an in-house investigation and has trained Human Resource professionals in properly conducting workplace investigations and employee interviews.

Call To Discuss Your Next Best Step

Have a discussion about the best practices to protect your business. Speak with Ms. Lynch about workplace investigations. Call 949-516-9864 or start the process by sending a website inquiry email with your issue and contact information. The firm serves clients throughout the state of California.