Trained investigators are available through Trustify to collect evidence for unlawful conduct investigations discreetly, safely, and within the bounds of the law.
What is an Unlawful Conduct Investigation?
The purpose of an unlawful conduct investigation is to identify and collect any and all relevant evidence that supports the claims made by a party in an unlawful conduct lawsuit or formal grievance.
Unlawful conduct most often refers to illegal behavior in business or the workplace, or in other social or educational environments (schools, community service organizations, etc.).
The plaintiff in an unlawful conduct lawsuit is the person against whom the unlawful conduct has occurred. To prevail in that suit, the plaintiff must prove the unlawful conduct by a “preponderance” of the evidence – that is, the total sum of evidence submitted by both parties to the action must support the plaintiff. Evidence requirements for a grievance filed with an employer vary depending on the particular employer and the jurisdiction in which the grievance is filed.
Who initiates an Unlawful Conduct Investigation?
The most common clients we serve in unlawful conduct investigations are:
- A party to a civil suit, or an attorney representing that party.
- An employee filing a claim of unlawful conduct with his or her employer, or an attorney representing that employee.
- A concerned third party (such as a supervisor or coworker) filing a claim of unlawful conduct with an employer for the purpose of putting an end to the conduct.
- Anyone against whom a charge of unlawful conduct has been lodged.
Starting an Unlawful Conduct Investigation.
Starting an investigation with Trustify is fast and simple. Each case is assigned a investigator (or dedicated team of investigators) and an Account Manager to make sure clients get the most out of their investigation. Here's how it works
Submit your case online or by phone to schedule your consultation. We'll ask for the details we need to get your case matched with an investigator and provide a cost estimate for your case.
With your approval to move forward, your investigator will begin the investigation. The methods and techniques employed by your investigator will vary depending on the particulars of your case, but will typically include:
- A review of all relevant existing evidence, including police reports, incident reports, court filings, medical records, prior unlawful conduct claims, employer and employee complaints, medical records, interview statements, photographs, videos, physical evidence, etc.
- Locating and interviewing witnesses to collaborate or refute the unlawful conduct charges.
- Collection of additional evidence in support of your claims.
Your investigator may recommend additional actions, such as physical surveillance of the parties involved if necessary.
You will be kept informed of all important developments throughout the investigation. At the conclusion of your case, you’ll be given a final written report summarizing all findings at the investigation’s conclusion. In addition, your private investigator may be available to testify in court if necessary and agreed upon at the beginning of the investigation.
What Investigators Will Not Do
Investigators will adhere to the law and all professional ethical standards during all stages of the investigation. Investigators will not attempt to access any legally restricted records or data, or trespass onto private property without permission. This would, of course, be damaging to your case.