Increasing importance of workplace investigations

The rise of sexual harassment complaints in the #MeToo era has shined a light on the importance of conducting prompt, effective investigations when confronted with harassment allegations. Delaying or avoiding investigation responsibilities can lead to significant liability for employers if the complaints are later substantiated by a court or administrative agency such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. On the other hand, conducting proper investigations can protect you from claims of unlawful behavior while demonstrating to a judge or jury that you take the complaints seriously.

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