When conducting an investigation, are employers required to interview all employees involved?

Are employers required to release details of the investigation to an employee if asked for it?

Asked on July 26, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In an "at will" work relationship, an employer can set the terms and conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes how to handle internal investigations. So unless this conduct is prohibited company policy or an employment/union contract, etc., or some form of discrimination plays a factor in the employer's treatment of its employees as part of the investigation, no law is being violated. 


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