The Rose Group Launches TRG Workplace Investigations
Over the years, The Rose Group has conducted numerous workplace investigations for private, public and non-profit employers of all sizes, throughout California or elsewhere in the United States. We are routinely hired by employers directly, or as the result of referrals from their go-to employment litigation defense firms (who do not conduct investigations for their clients to avoid disqualification from defending any related litigation). Our investigations allow employers to make informed decisions which may reduce the likelihood of litigation, and could significantly limit an employer’s liability for the underlying conduct.
As the demand for our investigation services has expanded, we have given much thought to how to best position ourselves to meet this growing interest in our investigative services.
Through TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS, The Rose Group is enhancing our capabilities to conduct thorough and unbiased internal workplace investigations for private, public and non-profit employers of all sizes, in any location in California or elsewhere in the United States. As an added plus, TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS is able to conduct investigations in both English and Spanish.
The principals of TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS are employment law specialists Ken Rose and Robert Rose. Ken and Robert undertake high-level sensitive investigations that are best handled by independent seasoned employment lawyers. They are experienced investigators who understand the issues and employment laws, and they can obtain the facts objectively without the emotional involvement. Ken and Robert gather and analyze detailed facts through interviews and document review and provide sound, reasoned conclusions. Their legal training, interpersonal and interview skills, temperament, extensive employment law knowledge, and experience litigating employment lawsuits, provide the framework for investigations that are impartial, objective, thorough and prompt.
We conduct investigations covering a broad scope of workplace issues:
- EEO COMPLAINTS: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate whether unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation has occurred.
- EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate whether there is a reasonable, good faith, and honest basis, to believe that misconduct occurred and that “just cause or “good cause” exists for taking adverse employment actions.
- WHISTLEBLOWER AND SARBANES-OXLEY COMPLAINTS: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate complaints by internal whistleblowers who report alleged illegal activity occurred within their company.
- UNETHICAL CONDUCT: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate whether employees have engaged in alleged or suspected unlawful and/or unethical conduct for which the employer or management officials can be held responsible.
- WAGE LAW COMPLIANCE AND COMPLAINTS: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate claims that an employer has violated California and federal wage and hour laws including claims for overtime, for failure to provide mandated meal and rest breaks, and charges of employees being misclassified as independent contractors.
Our investigations are unbiased, unemotional, comprehensive and structured to allow employers to make informed decisions which may reduce the likelihood of litigation, and could significantly limit an employer’s liability for the underlying conduct. Our investigation reports are of excellent quality and written with the expectation that the employer may need to present our report as evidence at a potential trial. In the end, we provide the employers’ decision-makers with information critical to make the hard decisions.
Employers who retain TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS’ independent investigators eliminate the appearance of impropriety and minimize the likelihood for accusations of a pre-determined outcome being made by the complainant or subjects of the investigation. We structure our investigations to avoid actual conflicts of interest, minimize perceived conflicts of interest, and preserve attorney-client and work product privileges.
We take pride in being available 24/7 when necessary. Our investigators have a track record of conducting investigations on short notice and otherwise accommodating time sensitive requests from the employers who engage their services.
We structure our engagement agreements with employers to preserve attorney-client and work product privileges, leaving the employer with latitude to determine whether and when to waive those privileges.
TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS recognizes that there are many considerations facing employers when choosing an investigator. Through the article below, we share our thoughts on the legal and practical reasons as well as the strategic advantages for hiring an employment lawyer experienced in conducting workplace investigations.
For an in depth breakdown on the importance of well executed, unbiased workplace investigations, we recommend you read our newest article, entitled WHEN SHOULD EMPLOYERS USE INDEPENDENT EMPLOYMENT LAW SPECIALISTS TO CONDUCT WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS?
For more information about TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS, please visit our new website, http://www.rosegroup.us/workplace-investigations
ABOUT THE ROSE GROUP
The Rose Group, APLC was founded in June 2006 by San Diego, California-based employment law specialist Ken Rose. The Rose Group is a boutique firm dedicated to providing cost-effective, practical advice and counsel to employers and employees on domestic and international employment law matters and in related litigation. The Rose Group is often called upon to conduct sensitive workplace investigations. In addition, through Rose Mediation www.rosemediation.us, Ken Rose serves as a neutral mediator and arbitrator in employment law and other civil litigation matters. Ken Rose is listed in the 2014 Who’s Who Legal: Management, Labour & Employment, as well as the 2015 San Diego Super Lawyers. The Rose Group recently added attorney Robert Rose to the practice, and moved its San Diego offices to 10021 Willow Creek Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92131.