Sexual Misconduct: Lessons Learned from Investigations in the Workplace

Staci Dresher, Partner, Associate General Counsel, Mintz Group LLC, USA

Since the Fall of 2017, in the wake of the burgeoning #MeToo movement, outside investigators have been called on to gather the facts in response to an avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations in workplaces. This article is based on lessons we have learned from our investigative work and noted from the coverage of investigations that have been launched in the U.S. and around the world. We will focus on best practices for in-house counsel, human resources, and workplace investigators on how to effectively investigate the allegations, preserve evidence and identify who should be interviewed.

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USA Employment General July 2019 Vol.12, No. 48, Summer 2019

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Staci Dresher (San Francisco) investigates matters involving intellectual property theft and brand protection, white collar defense, internal investigations, and responds to employment disputes and workplace misconduct allegations.

Mintz Group LLC

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Mintz Group is a corporate investigations firm with 200 investigators working out of 15 offices around the world. The firm checks the backgrounds and reputations of individuals and companies prior to relationships, and gathers facts and evidence for companies and litigators during legal disputes, in internal investigations and after fraudulent acts are discovered.

USA Employment General July 2019 Vol.12, No. 48, Summer 2019