Today’s workplace, like society has evolved into an extremely litigious environment that is plagued with legal duties and responsibilities that in years prior was never more than a passing thought.
Not only is much of the heartfelt bantering and jocularity between members of the work staff now forbidden, but now we have to investigate any and all allegations that may have resulted from what was thought to be innocent bantering. This obligation to investigate encompasses not only the aforementioned jesting, but pretty much anything that is taking place in the office setting. In the healthcare world, where compliance is taken to a dimension far greater that the average business setting, this duty to investigate is that much greater and involved.
There is only one thing worse than not conducting an internal investigation in your office when required. That is conducting an investigation which is plagued with bias and which was conducted in an unfair manner.