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January 2014 | Articles

Making Internal Investigations Effective, Fair to Employees

Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)

Corporate internal investigations can put counsel in the difficult position of protecting the interests of the corporation but not its employees. For example, counsel might provide an employee's incriminating statements to prosecutors in exchange for leniency toward the company. This feature article in the January 2014 issue of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) Journal, provides practical guidance for conducting an effective internal investigation that is consistent with a vigorous defense of the company and fair to employees. The article was originally published in the October 3, 2013 edition of Corporate Counsel, an ALM Media Properties publication.

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