Workplace Investigation Checklist

Most employers are anxious when faced with discrimination or harassment complaints. And with good reason: If the complaint is mishandled, even unintentionally, an employer may unwittingly put itself out of business.If you take the complaint seriously, however, and follow a careful strategy for dealing with it, you can reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit and even improve employee relations in the process.This NOLO article from Forbes.com has an excellent checklist approach. Keep the points listed here in mind and you will go a long way to heading that next lawsuit off at the pass.

Hat tip to George's Employment Blog for the link.