Missteps in handling sensitive employee issues could result in your organization writing a check with a lot of zeros on it. How companies investigate potential misconduct can affect the company’s reputation as well as its bottom line. Cultural and generational diversity is changing the landscape of the US workforce. That diversity can become fuel for all types of litigation. Understanding how to effectively conduct workplace investigations can greatly reduce the chances of your organization being sued.
Why Should You Attend:
You will receive information and practical advice on how to handle an investigation effectively. You will be better prepared to determine what circumstances prompted the investigation, the importance of dealing with problems early on, enforcement of company policies, knowing the right questions to ask and steps to take to protect your company from future lawsuits.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- What constitutes harassment in the workplace?
- Laws that are violated by harassment
- Two basic types of harassment
- Quid-pro-quo situations
- Hostile work environments
- What constitutes bullying in the workplace?
- What prompts a workplace investigation?
- Various types of complaints
- Legal obligations when conducting internal investigations
- Basic rules to follow when conducting effective investigations
- Steps to take to ensure a successful investigation
- Reviewing the complaint
- Gathering evidence
- Preparing for the investigation
- Appointing an investigator
- Interviewing the Complainant, Alleged Wrongdoer, and Witnesses
- Importance of solid documentation
- Establishing a documentation “chain of custody”
- Concluding the investigation
- Preparing and writing an investigative report
- Discussing investigation results with decision makers
- Handling post-investigative issues
- Preventive strategies going forward
Who Will Benefit:
- Business Owners
- Senior leadership
- Human Resources professionals
- Compliance professionals
- Managers & Supervisors
- Project Managers