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Investigating Discrimination Complaints: Some Special Considerations

By on February 16, 2017 in Employment, Labor

Although there should certainly be some consistency in the pursuit of any workplace investigation, the investigation of discrimination complaints requires sensitivity to some special considerations that will not always apply to other complaints, according to an article published by Lynch Service Company.

The articleoutlines some of those considerations and encourages the reader to become knowledgeable of the unique challenges that discrimination investigations present.

Three common legal theories may apply to a workplace complaint: (1) disparate treatment, (2) disparate impact, and (3) hostile work environment. The article also explains the importance of understanding how a discrimination lawsuit unfolds, investigating properly, and, after concluding the investigation, re-evaluating the evidence in light of the guiding legal theory.

Read the article.





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