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Workplace Investigations From Complaint To Closure: A Step-By-Step Guide For HR

SKU:WC-1010457
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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An employee comes to you with a complaint. How do you conduct an investigation - without placing your organization at risk for costly litigation?

It's easier than ever for an employee to turn a simple complaint into a full-blown discrimination or retaliation lawsuit. To protect your organization, you must have an effective strategy in place for every phase of the process - from the moment you hear a concern to the days and weeks after your investigation is complete.

When you participate in this interactive live event, you'll get tips for taking an initial compliant and interviewing witnesses. You'll also learn a step-by-step approach to conducting investigations that uncovers the facts and leads to a successful resolution, as well as how to prepare a final report that ties up loose ends and helps prevent the situation from turning into costly conflict.

You'll also learn:

  • Why it's essential to take all complaints about harassment, discrimination, and other alleged workplace misconduct and where to go from there
  • What to do when a witness disappears, changes her story, or claims not to remember what happened
  • Three things necessary for a thorough and practical investigation
    1. Act on the basis of good information;
    2. Follow up after the investigation to determine if discipline or termination is needed
    3. Give your employee a chance to tell his side of the story
  • How to put your findings in a clear and cohesive report that supports your conclusion following the investigation
  • Tips for drafting your documentation with the reader in mind so it's obvious to an independent third party (like a judge or jury) that your organization acted reasonably under the circumstances
  • Best practices for properly documenting all internal workplace investigations and the cost of getting it wrong
  • How to ensure that all employees are being treated equally
  • The difference between objective statements and subjective comments - and why you MUST know the difference
  • Dos and don'ts for communicating with the alleged offender
  • Steps to ensure that a post-investigation retaliation lawsuit has little chance of success
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn a step-by-step approach for conducting investigations that uncover the facts behind employee complaints. Register now for this informative event especially for HR professionals.

About your Speaker:

Attorney Robert A. Kaiser is a member of the Employment and Labor practice group at Armstrong Teasdale representing emerging and mature businesses in labor and personnel-related disputes. Because employment and labor laws and regulations continue to evolve, he deftly guides management in creating "fences" and boundaries to assess risks and decrease litigation.

As counsel to both public and private sector employers, including manufacturing companies, health care providers and governmental entities, Mr. Kaiser advocates in employment matters throughout the country involving discrimination and wrongful discharge. He is particularly knowledgeable with respect to complicated business deals, executive employment agreements, compensation plans, change-in-control agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements. Mr. Kaiser also conducts workplace training as part of management leadership programs and speaks to a wide variety of audiences on divergent subjects such as family and medical leave, age discrimination, and wage and hour law.

Cannot Attend The Live Presentation?

This presentation is also available in a recorded format, in CD version, as shown in the pricing options below.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR/SPHR
All US States: 1.5
About The Provider: BLR® is the leader in helping organizations, and their employees, reduce safety, environmental and employment compliance-related legal exposure, stay on the right side of law, and achieve their full potential. We offer best-in-class compliance product and services that includes news, information & analysis, best practice guidance, employee training and turn-key tools delivered in a wide range of formats from online applications, live events and websites to books, CD's, Video, Posters and newsletters geared to all sized organizations and industries.
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