Workplace investigations: Getting beyond ‘he said, she said’

Stakes high, morale low and plenty of room for missteps when looking into wrongdoing
By Gareth Jones
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/26/2012

Many people think investigating is easy, probably because most of them see how investigations are done on TV, where everything is resolved in one hour.

Unfortunately, in the real world — and the workplace — investigating is a lot more difficult, particularly if harassment or discrimination is alleged.

There are a number of reasons for that: