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Investigate Internal Complaints and Discrimination Charges

When you receive an informal employee complaint or a formal charge of discrimination, it is critical that you immediately develop a strategy for conducting an investigation. You also want to advise the management team to treat the complainant fairly and objectively to avoid any retaliation claims.

Workplace Dynamics can take on several roles to assist you in handling complaints or formal charges of discrimination.

  • advise you and direct your internal investigation; 
  • conduct a full investigation of the facts and allegations and provide you with a report on the results;
  • consult on handling of a formal charge of discrimination or investigate; prepare the position statement, and respond to the charge on your behalf.

Since we have prior experience working for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, we know what it takes to defend a formal charge of discrimination and how to prepare your company’s position statement.

It is our goal to help you to reduce the risk of costly litigation.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted to eliminate deeply entrenched patterns of employment discrimination against individuals because of their race, color, sex, religion, and national origin.  Three year later, age discrimination was prohibited with the passing of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. It took another 23 years for individuals with disabilities to be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Since that time, many states have enacted their own laws prohibiting discrimination based on the federal protections, as well as, additional protections such as sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, matriculation, etc. Over fifty years since the first laws recognizing and prohibiting discrimination it is evident that discriminatory employment practices have become more subtle and more difficult to identify and correct. 

Let us help your organization be discrimination free!