Indications that an employer performed a sham investigation of a discrimination complaint include:
- The employer blindly credits a suspicious denial by the perpetrator of harassment and relies upon the perpetrator’s accusations against the employee who complained of harassment. See Vasquez v. Empress Ambulance Service, 835 F.3d 267 (2d Cir. 2016).
- The company fails to interview several key witnesses. Gorzynski v. JetBlue Airways Corp., 596 F.3d 93 (2d Cir. 2010)
- A shoddy inquiry, such as declining to interview a key witness while crediting the account of a biased witness. See Martin v. Toledo Cardiology Consultants, Inc., 548 F.3d 405, 414 (6th Cir. 2008)