What is Fact-Finding?
Fact-finding is an objective investigation of and reporting on employee complaints (including discrimination and sex harassment), at any stage of a complaint. The purpose of this service is not to determine the validity or merit of a complaint, but rather to collect and present facts to decision makers on both sides of an issue.
Determination of Facts Through:
- Examination of Documents
- Witness Interviews
- Review of All Related Materials
How Does it Work?
No Presentation of Investigator's Opinion or Conclusions:
- Can be done at any time - From the first informal/internal complaint through formal legal proceedings.
- Provides all Parties to complaint with neutral factual basis for negotiation and decision making.
- Often carries greater credibility because Fact-Finding is not carried out directly by Employer with whome/against a complaint is lodged.
- Encourages greater candor in witnesses because they are not speaking directly with Employer.
- May be given enhanced weight by ultimate adjudicator - Judge, Jury, Government Agency, etc - because Fact-Finding is conducted by an outside neutral.
Mr. Javits has extensive experience in fact-finding. He has been a criminal investigator, performed investigations of unfair labor practice for the National Labor Relations Board and, as an advocate he has prepared numerous cases for hearings and trial.