It is crucial to conduct an effective investigation so that the company can take proper action based on the accurate understanding of what happened. It can also be a legal requirement to investigate a complaint depending on the country.
Compliance or internal audit departments frequently carry out audits intended to assure that business partners in an organization have policies and procedures that are effective for maintaining corporate compliance and consistent with myriad laws.
A recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision provides meaningful guidance to employers on how to conduct proper workplace sexual assault investigations that do not discriminate against employees who come forth claiming they were assaulted.
Human resources professionals are focused today on dealing with myriad workplace issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic – new leave of absence laws, increased safety concerns, new privacy issues, and so on.