Why Private Investigators are Vital in the #MeToo Era

By Carie McMichael

Editor’s note: This article was written by Carie McMichael of Lauth Investigations International. The opinions expressed here belong to Carie McMichael.

Time is up for sexual harassers and abusers who have previously thrived in a culture of silence and blame, but time is also up for leadership in corporations and non-profit organizations that fail to properly address the epidemic. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, corporations and nonprofits alike are experiencing a shift in priorities with regards to internal risk assessment. Employee theft and malingering may have previously dominated the concerns of leadership, but now executives are hypervigilant about potential predators within their workforce. Internal investigations can be inherently flawed so leadership and human resource employees are turning to private investigators to bring objective clarity to these crises.

Private investigators have an opportunity to fill an emerging niche in intelligence-gathering where attorneys and employers alike are seeking their services for crises of uncertainty such as he-said-she-saids, high-profile perpetrators, and cases in desperate need of context. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated in their 2018 fiscal report that employee filings concerning sexual harassment increased by 13% from 2017. With a new endowment that allows the EEOC $70 million …read more

Source:: Private Invest