Companies should deal with discrimination and harassment grievances quickly and carefully, to reduce legal risks. Failure to do so can lead to workplace tension, costly legal battles, and even invasive government investigations. If the grievance is mishandled, even unintentionally, an employer may unwittingly cost the business hundreds of thousands of dollars. Depending on the company’s size, it may be possible to have a human resources team perform an investigation of a grievance, but hiring an outside law firm to conduct an independent investigation can sometimes be more efficient and cost effective in the long term. We have experience in conducting investigations, and subject to a conflict check, may be hired to conduct an independent investigation.