David Barron discussed with SHRM what an HR professional should say to an employee when a workplace investigation is being conducted. A witness often does not need to know all the details of what is being investigated, said David. "Perhaps the employee is only relevant to a small part of the complaint," he said. "Moreover, you would not want to prejudice the interview by telling the employee what others have said, as that could affect his or her testimony." He recommended sharing only that there is an investigation into an HR matter.
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