Category: Investigations

Cause for Concern: Frequent Absences and Sore Hands

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Frequent Absences and Sore Hands Dear Fran, I just became an office manager and am also responsible for personnel issues. I have one employee who has frequent absences and missing time. She calls in before hours and leaves a voice message but never says why she is missing work. Can I ask her why she […]

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There’s Been a Theft, Now What?

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Theft at work? What do I do? Dear Fran, We have a serious situation of theft at work and our management team doesn’t agree on how to handle it.  Our maintenance manager found an expensive tool (that has been missing from the company) at the local pawn shop.  For his records, the pawnshop proprietor takes […]

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What? Happened When? To Whom? Let’s Talk about Harassment.

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Let’s talk about harassment… Dear Fran, In light of the “ME TOO” movement, we had an outside consultant conduct harassment training sessions for all our employees. Since that happened, I am being inundated with complaints from employees of behaviors in the workplace. Some are concerning, as they sound like sexual harassment by one of our […]

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