Category: Investigations

Cause for Concern: 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 frequently misses work. She calls in before hours and leaves a voice message but never says why she is missing work. Can I ask her why she is not coming to work? Another employee came […]

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There’s Been a Theft, Now What?

Dear Fran, We have a serious situation 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 pawn shop proprietor takes pictures of everyone with the item they want […]

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What? Happened When? To Whom? 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 managers. Some just sound […]

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