Matthew Goodin Quoted in “Employment Discrimination Investigations: Getting the Nitty-Gritty Details Right”


Matthew A. Goodin, a Senior Attorney in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s San Francisco office, was quoted in LexisNexis, in “Employment Discrimination Investigations: Getting the Nitty-Gritty Details Right.”

Following is an excerpt:

Here are the top 10 mistakes Goodin said employers can avoid:

1. No Policies or Training on How to Conduct Investigations

Very few companies actually have policies that describe how staff should conduct employment investigations, Goodin said.

“The most common questions a plaintiff attorney will ask an investigator in a deposition are, ‘What has been your training? How many investigations have you done? Does your company have a policy? Did you follow it?’” Goodin said. A policy ensures that your staff members, no matter where they are, are conducting investigations the same way.

The article summarizes a webinar discussion Mr. Goodin co-presented on the best practices for employers when conducting employment discrimination investigations.