Risk of Internal Investigations
You know you must investigate any and all sexual harassment complaints. Your Human Resources Department and/or legal staff may conduct the investigation, but if done poorly, it could put your company at risk for millions of dollars. Of course it must be thorough, timely and confidential, but it also must be perceived as impartial and professionally done.
Internal Investigation vs. Gravely Consulting, Inc.
Will potentially immerse your personnel in sordid and personal details of employees with whom they must continue to work with.
Professional investigator that does not have any relationship with the alleged accuser or the alleged harasser.
Potential charge of bias by either the alleged accuser or the alleged harasser.
Eliminates concerns of bias, information leaks and defamation. Employees are much more likely to be open and honest with an investigator they do not have to work with. It can be very difficult to ask an employee to take the risk of divulging sensitive or embarrassing information to a co-worker.
Lack of experience in investigating complaints could potentially open the company up to increased liability.
Investigator Steven Gravely has over 20 years of Human Resources experience with an emphasis on EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) and sexual harassment investigations. He has investigated over 800 EEO and sexual harassment complaints in the past 8 years.
Time consuming and could interrupt day-to-day work operations.
Gravely Consulting, Inc.specializes in harassment complaints and can provide timely, accurate and comprehensive investigations.
Providing coaching and counseling on sexual harassment complaints from internal staff that are not proficient on harassment laws could open the company to further liability.
Gravely Consulting, Inc. provides coaching, counseling, and training to managers and staff on effectively identifying the behaviors that could be perceived as harassment, inappropriate behavior, and the standards of conducted expected from your organization. We have conducted training to thousands of managers and staff on sexual harassment.