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Investigations, Counseling and Policy Development

The explosion of high-profile sexual harassment and abuse claims filling the media every day mirrors a higher level of scrutiny on employers regarding allegations of all types of workplace harassment. Lathrop Gage has extensive experience conducting sensitive internal investigations, maintaining confidentiality and discretion, and working with employers post-investigation to address all recommended action items.

Our attorneys work closely with clients to provide day-to-day counseling and advice, prevention audits, management training and seminars, and, when necessary, respond to claims through the administrative charge stage and beyond.  Our counseling and advice is not only in personnel matters including evaluation and discipline, but also in connection with reductions in force and restructuring, wage and hour issues, workplace safety matters, affirmative action compliance, employee benefits issues and immigration.

Our experience handling ever-evolving issues for major companies includes drafting complex secondment agreements and advice to employers concerning the rapidly changing world of social networking. An effective way to reduce litigation and potential legal expense, we also have the ability to provide in-house training seminars on a variety of issues, including interviewing and screening job applicants, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination practices, effective performance reviews, termination procedures, avoiding discrimination charges, and developing personnel manuals and procedures.

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