Sexual and Workplace Harrassment
Our Team can help you create an effective anti-harassment program. Under California law all supervisors have a duty to take immediate and appropriate action in response to a complaint of workplace sexual harassment. Having a policy prohibiting harassment and other misconduct, setting out a procedure for making complaints, and communicating this policy and procedure every six months, are ways that employers and schools can prevent and correct misconduct.
Our Team has conducted independent, neutral investigations of claims of misconduct for public and private employers in a wide variety of industries. Meticulous data collection, including witness interviews, as well as credibility assessments, form the basis for reasoned conclusions in written or verbal reports that can be used by employers and their attorneys to make employment decisions, or by universities as part of the Title IX procedure.
Our Team conducts investigations in a prompt, thorough and impartial manner whether it involves an established corporation, a medical practice, a restaurant, a Silicon Valley start-up, a university, a winery in the Napa Valley or a production facility in a remote location. Investigations can be conducted with interpreters of any language. Our Team speaks Spanish fluently and can interview witnesses in Spanish.
Investigations can be structured so that the attorney-client privilege applies between the attorney investigator and the organization. However, should the organization choose to waive the privilege in the future, the investigator is available to testify at deposition or trial regarding the investigation.
Our Team also offers expert witness consulting services in connection with the adequacy of investigations and related matters.