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.
Failure to Develop and Disseminate Effective Complaint Mechanisms
Failure to Plan
Lack of Objectivity
Allowing the Investigation to Become a Witch Hunt
Failure to Conduct Additional Investigative Work
Failure to Reach a Conclusion
Reaching Legal Conclusions
Failure to Draft a Detailed Report
Failure to Close out an Investigation
Top 10 Workplace Investigation Mistakes: Part II - Ogletree Deakins
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.