Employees: 5 helpful reasons for why you should speak to a lawyer before participating in a workplace investigation.

You’ve just been notified that your workplace is investigating you for allegations of misconduct.

What do you do now?

You might be thinking: “Should I be speaking to a lawyer?

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Here’s why speaking with a lawyer before participating in a workplace investigation should be your next move:

  1. Workplace investigations are unique and require experience: Unlike criminal law, you lack the same protections in your relationship with your employer during a workplace investigation. Without legal guidance, you risk incriminating yourself unintentionally.
  2. You’ll need help understanding your rights and obligations: It’s crucial to comprehend your rights and obligations in this situation. A lawyer can help you navigate the complexities and balance the risks, including potential police involvement.
  3. You’ll need guidance through the process: Knowing the investigation process and its significance is essential. This knowledge empowers you to make informed decisions and adequately prepare for any proceedings.
  4. Preparation is key for a successful outcome: As someone who may influence the investigation, you’re entitled to know the allegations against you. Consulting a lawyer ensures you’re properly prepared and not caught off guard.
  5. The stakes for you are high: The consequences of a workplace investigation extend beyond employment. Without proper preparation, you risk serious repercussions.

Don’t delay – we’re here to help you protect yourself and your loved ones. 


Greenwood Law specializes in employment law and workplace investigations, and has helped many of its clients handle the stress and emotion of being involved in a workplace investigation.