Clouse Brown attorneys assist our corporate clients with internal investigations involving a variety of claims. We can quickly mobilize resources to investigate claims of discrimination, harassment, theft of trade secrets, violation of restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary, FLSA claims, and other workplace incidents. We are often contacted by an employer’s regular counsel (either in house or outside counsel) when an outside investigator is needed. Retaining an outside investigator can avoid a conflict of interest that can arise if the same attorney conducts and internal investigation and later represents the employer in litigation.
Employers trust Clouse Brown to identify the key issues, conduct thorough and effective interviews, analyze key documents, and recommend practical and legally sound solutions. We appreciate the risks that arise from employee complaints or alleged compliance violations. Our team knows how to get to the bottom of these situations, evaluate the evidence, and assist the employer in making effective decisions.
Workplace investigations often reveal that manager and employee training in employment laws is lacking. Clouse Brown attorneys regularly train senior management, front-line supervisors, and employee teams regarding their rights and obligations in the workplace. When necessary, we also provide one-on-one or small group training focused on key issues or specific incidents. We customize our presentation to the employer’s policies and culture, working collaboratively with the client’s legal and human resources teams.