Is Your Investigator More Biased Than You Think? Part I
How Unconscious Bias Can Disrupt Your Workplace Investigations.
The topic of unconscious bias is often cited when considering ways companies can improve their diversity and inclusion efforts by recruiting and retaining diverse talent. It’s also critically relevant in the context of conducting workplace investigations because an essential duty of any workplace investigator is to conduct independent, unbiased inquiries about allegations of workplace misconduct. Download this white paper for details on how unconscious bias affects workplace investigations.
Patti C. Perez is a shareholder with Ogletree Deakins. Ms. Perez’s practice is dedicated exclusively to conflict resolution and conflict avoidance in the workplace. Her conflict resolution practice involves helping companies find solutions during moments of crisis. This includes conducting independent workplace investigations (she has conducted in excess of 1,200 investigations) and providing consulting services on complex issues including disability and pregnancy accommodations, and issues related to gender identity issues, among others. Her conflict avoidance work includes a robust training practice, as well as the design and execution of numerous proactive programs that help companies become employers of choice.
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