Investigating Harassment Complaints —Fiorenza
Draft a report concerning the incident. The report should be used in drafting the charges against the accused where the investigator has concluded that the accused committed the alleged violation. Remember that this report may have to be produced in court some day, so choose your words carefully.
The investigator should be prepared to testify at any disciplinary hearing concerning the incident. This testimony can include all the facts and circumstances surrounding the event(s) regarding the charge(s) together with the precise steps taken by the investigator in performing his/her role. PI
About the Author
Nicholas J. Fiorenza is managing partner of the employment law firm of Ferrara, Fiorenza, Larrison, Barrett & Reitz, P.C., and longtime association counsel to the Printing and Imaging Association of New York State and its members. He is also president of Delacroix Consulting Group, the human resources consulting component of the law firm. For more information, visit www.ferrarafirm.com.