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Workplace Investigations and Confidentiality

Question:  I just completed a workplace investigation. Unfortunately during the investigation there was a lot of discussion and gossip about the investigation, which had a negative impact on the investigation and my employees.  I am considering implementing a policy that prohibits employees from discussing workplace investigations with anyone other than the…

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