Representing Individuals and Businesses in Employment-Related Investigations
You never expect to become the subject of an investigation. However, investigations can – and do – happen. If you are facing an investigation, the way in which you respond can have a drastic impact on the outcome.
The attorneys in the Labor and Employment division of Pierce / Jewett represent individuals and businesses in all types of employment-related investigations. With extensive experience in these matters, our attorneys are able to provide timely and strategic advice with our clients’ long-term best interests in mind. While we prioritize our clients’ immediate threats, we do not lose sight of the forest for the trees. We take a custom-tailored, comprehensive and forward-looking approach, and we ensure that our clients remain informed and confident every step of the way.
Representation for Individuals in Employment-Related Investigations
If you are facing an investigation at work, everything you say and do could potentially impact the outcome and its implications for your career. As a result, you need to ensure that you are making informed decisions, and you need to follow a clear strategy with a specific endgame in mind.
Our Virginia employment lawyers represent individuals in employment-related investigations involving all types of issues and allegations, from Office of Inspector General investigations to cases of suspected harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Our experience includes representing:
- Federal government employees
- State and local government employees
- C-suite executives and other employees in the private sector
While there are many uncertainties during the investigative process, one fact that is absolutely clear is you cannot expect the investigator to act in your best interests. The investigator works for your employer, and his or her job is to get to the bottom of the issue at hand. You also cannot afford to simply let the investigation “run its course.” If you do, you will be putting yourself at a disadvantage; and, if the investigation leads to disciplinary action, working to reverse the damage will be much more difficult than working to prevent it.
Business Representation for Government Investigations
If your business is facing a government investigation, you do not have time to waste. These situations can escalate quickly, and mistakes by internal personnel can prove incredibly costly. Since we have broad experience in both prosecuting and defending such cases, our attorneys defend such cases by seeing the chess board from both sides of the aisle. Our lawyers can work quickly to put a strategy in place, advise key personnel, and intervene in the investigative process in order to begin steering it toward a favorable resolution. We have experience successfully resolving a broad range of investigations, including those involving:
- Employee complaints
- Whistleblower allegations
- Government-initiated inquiries, such as from the NLRB or EEOC
When facing any type of employment-related investigation, a prompt and proactive response can pay dividends. To discuss your (or your business’s) defense strategy with one of our attorneys in confidence, contact us today.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation To Learn More
Are you or your business facing an investigation? If so, we can help, and we encourage you to contact us promptly. For a confidential consultation, call 757-624-9323 or tell us how we can contact you online now.