An employee was wrongfully accused of harassment and would like a copy of the report.
Rita Risser Chai replies:
Generally, an employee does not have the legal right to review an investigation report, and it is standard practice for many organizations not to give it to the accused. If you are a union employee, the contract may require the company to give it to you, and company policy may require it as well. In addition, if you are terminated for harassment, you file for unemployment benefits, and the company claims it terminated you for good cause, at the unemployment hearing you may be able to compel the company to provide the investigation report. Similarly, if you sue for wrongful termination, then you would be able to obtain it as part of discovery.
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