The Clear Law Institute’s team of former U.S. Department of Justice attorneys and compliance officers have helped organizations such as the United Nations establish and update policies and procedures for receiving and effectively investigating alleged employee misconduct. Clear Law will ensure that your policies and investigation manual are not only well written and legally sufficient but also provide a structure for your organization to effectively gather information and reach a conclusion on whether the alleged misconduct has occurred. Among other things, Clear Law will ensure that your procedures and investigations manual:
- Encourage employees and others to raise concerns promptly
- Detail the avenues in which people can make complaints
- Describe who will conduct investigations, which may vary depending on location, the type of issue, the role of the accused, etc.
- Provide a step-by-step structure for effectively interviewing witnesses
- Provide a structure for reaching a conclusion on whether the allegation is true
- Provide a structure for writing an effective and legally sufficient report
- Guide your staff on following up with the accused, the complainant, and others after the conclusion of your investigation
- Detail where and for how long documents related to the investigation will be maintained
Clear Law relies on its attorneys’ extensive experience investigating and litigating alleged employee misconduct and providing expert witness testimony on the adequacy of employers’ investigations.