Do's and Don'ts for Internal Investigations of Employment Issues
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Any prudent employer will want to investigate and, if necessary, remedy reported discrimination or harassment. In some states, a prompt investigation is legally required.Who Should Investigate?Creating an Investigation Plan
This webinar will provide you with valuable and practical advice on planning and conducting internal investigations, and assessing how to respond once the investigation is completed.
How to Plan and Structure an Internal Investigation of an Employment Matter
Interviewing the VictimInterviewing the Witnesses
- Who Should Be Interviewed?
- What Documents Should Be Reviewed?
- What Records Should Be Generated and Kept?
Interviewing the AccusedConfidentiality and Employee InquiriesRole of Inside and Outside Counsel for Individuals
- What to Ask
- What Not to Say
- Witness Statements, Tape Recording and Documentation
Retaliation and Interference in InvestigationsAfter the Fact InvestigationsConcluding the Investigation and Determining What to DoUndercover Investigations, Searches and PolygraphsAbout The Presenter:
- Attorney-Client Privilege Issue
- What to Do If the Accused or the Victim Retains Counsel
George S. Howard, Jr.
- Partner in the law firm of Jones Day’s San Diego office
- Practices labor and employment law on behalf of management
- Listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 1993
- Recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 attorneys in San Diego in any area of practice, 2007 to 2014
- Listed in Chambers USA as one of the premier labor and employment lawyers in California each year since 2005
- Tried major employment cases, including multiweek bench and jury cases, and many shorter matters to judges, administrative law judges and arbitrators
- Handled large numbers of lawsuits involving employment discrimination, wage and hour issues, harassment, trade secrets, employment contract disputes and wrongful termination
- Extensive experience in union and management relations and collective bargaining, along with trial experience in contract, warranty and real estate cases
- Member and former chair of the Employers Group Legal Committee, a group of 22 California employment lawyers who represent the interests of employers, as amicus curiae, in appeals of important employment cases in state and federal courts
- Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
- Founding editor of The Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide - Employment Litigation and continues to serve as a contributing editor of that widely used treatise
- Instrumental in negotiating the first collective bargaining agreement in California between a labor organization and a federally recognized American Indian tribe in 1999 and 2000
- Former president of the San Diego chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association
- Frequent speaker on employment law topics for such groups as The Rutter Group, California Judges Association and various human resource groups
- J.D. and B.A. degrees, University of Virginia
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