We are excited to share the final installment of our video series, Conducting Workplace Investigations | Step #10: Communicate Results. This series, 10 Steps Every Company Should Take When Conducting Workplace Investigations, is intended to guide HR leaders faced with investigating a complaint between coworkers, such as harassment or inappropriate conduct, through the investigation process.

Each video in this series offers practical tips on everything from creating the investigation plan; interviewing relevant parties; and dealing with the aftermath of the investigation, including potential disciplinary actions taken against an employee.

In the concluding video of this series, Bass, Berry & Sims labor and employment attorney Laura Mallory explains the best way to communicate results to the complainant. This critical final step maintains the investigation’s integrity, showing that the company took the complaint seriously and addressed the situation. Laura also discusses confidentiality issues and what happens if the complainant is not satisfied with the result of the investigation.

Several attorneys in our Labor & Employment Practice Group are featured in this video series and offer great recommendations for navigating this tricky process.

View previous videos in the series:

Step 1: Intake the Complaint

Step 2: Interview the Complainant

Step 3: Plan the Process

Step 4: Perfect the Plan

Step 5: Interview Best Practices

Step 6: Interview the Witness

Step 7: Interview the Accused

Step 8: Assess Your Results

Step 9: Take Disciplinary Action

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