Workplace investigations have to be prompt, there’s no doubt. However, there are certain steps that must occur – even if they take some extra time to complete. In this digital age, getting forensically defensible electronic data is de rigueur. If your investigator fails to get critical ESI in their investigation be warned: the investigation is going to come under fire.
See this recent case involving an investigation for Ohio State that was completed in an astonishing two weeks, but was pilloried for failing to seek pivotal text message data from a party’s phone.