Workplace investigations are Caroline's focus. Caroline conducts prompt, impartial and thorough investigations into alleged workplace misconduct by interviewing witnesses concerning the workplace conflict, making credibility assessments of the witnesses and resolving conflicts among employee perceptions. Caroline's goal is to help employers understand what likely happened between the parties so that the employer can make an informed decision about how to address the situation. Caroline uses her experience as a licensed California attorney as well as training from the Association of Workplace Investigations ("AWI") to conduct investigations. She holds an AWI certificate (“AWI-CH”), representing completion of a week-long institute and successfully passing an exam administered by AWI.
Employment Law Counsel & Resolution
When employers are confronted with difficult situations, complex legal matters or changes in the law, Caroline provides legal counsel to assist the employer resolve their employment issues. These issues range from hiring practices, employee discipline, termination, harassment, discrimination, workplace violence, wage issues and contract drafting and negotiation.
Policies & Procedures Development
Let Caroline be the solution for the development of your policies and procedures. The goal is to help employers create a positive work environment with employees geared for success
Customized Manager & Employee Training
Specialized training for the entire workforce or more individualized training for managers and supervisors is an essential component to building a positive work environment. Caroline customizes training programs for employers and for any number of participants. Her training programs range from one-on-one executive training to company-wide training on any employment law related topic.
Top 3 Reasons to Hire an External Attorney Workplace Investigator
An investigation can put stress on a company by diverting resources already committed to other projects. An outside attorney-investigator can help minimize this stress by allowing company resources to continue working on ongoing projects rather than be distracted with conducting an investigation.
An outside attorney-investigator is well suited to conduct an impartial investigation. It is critical for a successful investigation that the investigator conducts the investigation with minimal bias. This can be achieved when the investigator is not familiar with any of the witnesses or parties involved.
An outside attorney-investigator, whose practice is geared only to performing investigations and who has employment litigation and counseling experience, is very well suited to conduct prompt, thorough and objective investigations. This experience permits the attorney-investigator to anticipate issues and manage them during the investigation that a less knowledgeable investigator may miss. This level of experience only adds to making the investigation more efficient and ultimately more cost effective for the employer.