Cleveland Ohio Workplace Harassment Investigations & Consulting Services | FCIS LLC
FCIS will help reduce your risk and protect your good name.
FCIS will help you solve complex problems that plague the educational industry through our comprehensive investigative and consulting services. We are professional, thorough and diligent. We utilize our decades of experience and contacts to achieve results.
We specialize in undercover workplace investigations that include harassment, substance abuse, improper teacher-student relationships, workplace violence, internal theft, worker’s compensation and employee termination security.
We are also experienced in white-collar and intellectual property crimes. Our FCRA Compliant Consulting and risk management assessments help reduce risks that plague the educational industry every day.
Our Services provide your long-term solutions with uncompromising integrity, quality, and value.
Our Investigative Services Includes:
- Workplace Investigations
- Threat and Risk Assessment
- FCRA Compliance Consulting
- Background Checks/Investigations
- Surveillance/GPS Tracking/Counter Surveillance
- Witness Interviews
- Due Diligence
- Residency Verification
- Financial Record Review
FCIS has the experience to minimize your risks.
Hiring the right candidates, improper teacher-student relationships, harassment, substance abuse, violence and internal theft are only some of the many issues that can plague the educational market and need the experience of a professional investigator.
Workplace investigations are essential not only to managing the workplace and resolving disputes before lawsuits arise, but you as an employer are under a legal obligation to conduct investigations that are timely, fair, discrete and effective. Properly conducted investigations often lead to important defenses after a lawsuit is filed. Effective investigations will also benefit you in the defense of later claims, including subsequent “back fire” claims for retaliation, discrimination against the alleged perpetrator and invasion of privacy.
When you need a professional workplace investigation or risk analysis conducted, additional insight into the character and activities of your subject concerning a worker’s compensation case, or security to protect you while terminating an employee be sure to call on our expertise and almost three decades of experience. We will ensure you have a timely, fair, discrete and effective investigation conducted.
FCIS helps to minimize or eliminate your risks.
FCIS identifies vulnerabilities that put you at risk by examining your current policies and procedures and analyzing the physical security of your school. Once we complete our analysis we create a plan of preparation that includes warning systems and evacuation procedures. We then train your personnel on how to implement the plan and how to work with the law enforcement community for quick response to threats. Once the new systems are in place, we re-evaluate for effectiveness.
FCIS will help decrease your liability.
In the aftermath of heightened security risks, workplace violence incidents and negligent hiring lawsuits, employers have turned to background screening for peace of mind and a way to decrease liability. Employers are using criminal court records, driving records and other consumer reports to hire safe, honest and qualified employees.
However, in this age of increased surveillance and security, applicant rights and the laws protecting individual freedoms could easily be forgotten. Through our FCRA Consulting, we help you balance your need-to-know about applicants’ backgrounds while simultaneously upholding individuals’ rights. We teach you how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can affect you and what you need to do to stay in compliance.
FCIS is FCRA certified. We will coordinate with your legal counsel. We ensure that you are Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliant, that I-9’s are verified, terrorist watch list is checked and an international background investigation is conducted.
FCIS helps you avoid “surprises.”
When hiring employees, obtaining information on a candidate is critical to making an informed decision. However, you do not have unlimited rights to investigate an applicant's background and personal life. Employees have a right to privacy in certain areas. If this right is violated, they can take legal action against you.
We can provide you basic background checks or a comprehensive background investigation that will provide you information allowed by law concerning your applicants. Our background investigation provides you with detailed historical, financial, and professional information. This will help you make an informed decision before hiring applicants.
Included in our background investigations are:
- Verification of Educational Degrees
- I-9 Verification
- Sex Offender Search
- Criminal History Search
- Federal Criminal Search
- Federal Civil Search
- Interview of References, Neighbors and Past Employers
- Local Law Enforcement Checks
- Social Security Trace
- Bankruptcies, Liens and Judgments
FCIS provides you insight into occurring activities.
FCIS has conducted surveillances on sophisticated criminal organizations and our experience is equal to none. We understand counter-surveillance measures and have participated in many cases. We can aid you in dealing with threats of workplace violence, theft, improper teacher-student relationships and substance abuse by obtaining factual evidence by conducting discreet surveillance operations on both video and digital still photographs. We also employ GPS tracking devices whenever legally permitted.
We pay special attention to all state and federal statutory regulations, as well as private sector liability for unlawful surveillance (civil and criminal liability.) We are careful not to violate anyone’s "reasonable expectation of privacy."
We provide a detailed, well-written, timely report, along with digital still photographs and video reproductions acquired depicting notable events upon the completion of the surveillance.
We are available to be present at depositions with documented surveillance evidence that was obtained in the field. We will appear for court testimony upon request/subpoena.
FCIS will provide you clarification of witnesses’ observations prior to deposition/testimony.
Interviewing is an art. FCIS has mastered the art of interviewing. We will contact and interview witnesses. This will provide you impartial, objective information. These statements will be used to evaluate the witness’ knowledge of the events and the value of their testimony.
FCIS will help protect your assets.
FCIS helps protect you from becoming a victim of fraud and from getting involved with unethical potential business partners. We identify if potential business partners are involved in civil litigation cases, bankruptcy, or are unscrupulous potential partners or members of criminal group.We conduct top-quality due diligence to help you protect your assets.
Our Due Diligence Service Includes:
- Asset Search
- Business Credit Report
- Business License Verification
- Civil Judgment Search
- Corporate Records Search
- County Specific Civil Record Search
- County Specific Criminal Record Hand Search
- Credit Report
- Driver's History Search
- Federal Civil Record Search
- Federal Criminal Record Search
- Media Survey (Research)
- Criminal Record Database Search
- Real Property Ownership Records
- Social Security Number Trace
- Social Security Number Verification
- Tax Lien Search
- Vehicle Registration Records Search
FCIS will provide you proof of residency.
FCIS will conduct a preliminary investigation to identify if potential fraud is occurring. If our investigation leads us to believe potential fraud exists we willinterview individuals that may be able to confirm the subject's residence, or non-residence. In every situation, all interviews are documented to provide you the evidence in the event of any potential future legal proceedings. In many cases, individuals will admit to their current residence once confronted by our investigator. For those who continue to deny a fraudulent residence, our investigators will document the acquired evidence, which may include interviews, statements, records, photographs, video and investigator affidavits.
In many cases, surveillance is necessary and extremely beneficial in proving the actual residence of an individual. In the event that sufficient indicators exist to suspect residency fraud, investigators may conduct covert surveillance to document and confirm the actual domicile residence of the subject. The visual evidence acquired by the investigators is usually sufficient to either solicit an admission of guilt or prove fraud.
FCIS will help you detect fraud.
We will conduct a preliminary review of your financial records in order to comply with government audits.
This service includes:
- Review and analysis of bank records
- Written report of our findings