Employee Misconduct

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Private investigators are the unsung heroes of the corporate world, particularly for human resource departments that are grappling with employee misconduct. They are the multi-tools of human resource management, providing crucial support in safeguarding their companies’ reputation and assets. When it comes to conducting employee misconduct investigations, private investigators are invaluable assets. They have the knowledge, skills, and experience to conduct extensive background checks and gather evidence that HR departments often do not have the time or resources to carry out themselves. Their expertise can unveil hidden risks that could impact the company significantly, and prevent future legal or public relations crises. 

Types of employee misconduct:  

  • Theft & embezzlement
  • Fraud 
  • Forgery 
  • Non-compete violations 
  • Violence & threats 
  • White collar crime 
  • Worker’s compensation & FMLA fraud 
  • Harassment & discrimination 

Moreover, private investigators are adept at navigating legal requirements, such as obtaining evidence that is legally admissible in court. They can also help human resource departments navigate confidential matters with discretion and sensitivity, ensuring any investigation or termination process creates minimal disruption to the organization. 

One of the most challenging responsibilities of HR is dealing with toxic employees. These are individuals whose behavior or performance threaten the productivity and well-being of their colleagues. They might be disruptive, cause conflict, break codes of conduct or violate company policies. Over time, they can inflict immense damage on the company’s culture and reputation, causing significant issues like high employee turnover or decreased employee satisfaction. 

Deciding to terminate an employee is never straightforward, particularly if there is a risk of litigation. This is where private investigators can be invaluable. They can help HR teams gather evidence to build a compelling case, document the employee’s behavior, and provide context around the termination process. 

Why choose Lauth?  

Ultimately, private investigators can aid HR departments in making well-informed decisions that are in the best interests of the company. In many cases, they help protect human resource professionals from potential legal and financial costs that could arise from an inadequate investigation or termination process. 

Our team is staffed by former military and law enforcement personnel with more than 50 years of combined experience, with diverse experience in federal, state, and local investigations to ensure that every aspect of a background check investigation is considered from all conceivable angles. Finally, choosing to partner with a skilled private and corporate investigations firm means enjoying peace of mind that federal, state, and local regulations regarding background checks are always met with full compliance.  

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