An internal investigation is a formal inquiry to determine whether workplace policies or regulatory practices have been violated. It is important to be prepared to conduct the investigation quickly, thoughtfully, and proactively.
- Investigations aim to learn the truth and will follow an allegation of complaint, or an organizations policy breach.
- An internal investigation differs from a criminal investigation but shares some common ground.
A well-designed process for your internal investigations will not only protect your company, but it will also protect your employees and make them feel valued and safe knowing there are protocols in place if needed.