By Kristin Casler, featuring Yamilet Hurtado of K&L Gates, Sharon Apple of Nestlé Nutrition North America, and Matthew A. Goodin of Epstein, Becker & Green.
Whether you are new to employment discrimination investigations or are a seasoned veteran, it is key to understand the why and the how of them so that you protect your organization from financial and reputational damage and workplace disruptions. Experts who regularly deal with discrimination claims caution that juries often award large verdicts in employment discrimination cases not because the initial conduct was so egregious but because the company’s response was delayed, inappropriate or simply never came. Know what you must do for your organization to avoid that fate.
“Really understanding the reasons for conducting investigations helps guide the investigation and ensure you get the nitty-gritty details right.”