Intravaia was retained by a public agency to investigate a whisleblower complaint filed by a city council member against the chief of police and fellow council members.
A complete and thorough fact finding inquiry was Conducted. The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 prohibits reprisal. It is unlawful for agencies to take or threaten to take a personnel action against an employee because he or she disclosed wrongdoing. In this case, the allegation was unfounded.
Sexual Harassment and Cyberstalking
Intravaia was retained by a large public agency to investigate an anonymous harassment & stalking case involving sexually related emails, spam, and materials, which were mailed through the U.S.P.S. Ultimately, a retired employee was identified. King County District Court was provided with Intravaia's Executive Summary and Investigative Report. A temporary order was approved. Intravaia later testified in King County District Court and a two-year anti-harassment order was issued by the judge against the retired employee.
Intravaia was retained by a public agency to investigate an allegation of harassment and retaliation by a supervisor. The HR Director was related to the accused harasser and there was an allegation that the supervisor allegedly had inappropriately received their promotion. The outside law firm that historically conducted investigations for the agency was no longer considered objective and independent. This feeling was felt by the union, and employees, which included several administrators. The agencies insurance company referred a secondary law firm; however, the attorney assigned was a former HR Director for the same agency and a search of social networks revealed was a friend of the current HR Director. The situation could have been made into a network TV show. Intravaia was retained as an objective, impartial, and independent fact finder on behalf of the tax payers. The allegation of harassment, retaliation and nepotism were sustained.