Skip to main content

It is time to seal the deal with this investigation. Concluding your process should include communicating to the complainant, determining a course of action, and preparing the report for close. Ogletree Deakins, a global law office, offers a list of 10 Workplace Investigation Mistakes that can happen during the process.

  1. Failure to Develop and Disseminate Effective Complaint Mechanisms

  2. Ignoring Complaints

  3. Failure to Plan

  4. Lack of Objectivity

  5. Allowing the Investigation to Become a Witch Hunt

  6. Failure to Conduct Additional Investigative Work

  7. Failure to Reach a Conclusion

  8. Reaching Legal Conclusions

  9. Failure to Draft a Detailed Report

  10. Failure to Close out an Investigation

Ensure you heed or at least consider these 10 common mistakes in order to avoid further issues at your organization or incurring any additional legal ramifications.