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Workplace Investigations In California: Step By Step Guide From Complaint To Closure

Webinar: ID# 1023898
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
What would you do if an employee came into your office complaining that he or she hadn’t been paid all wages owed? Would you be prepared?

As a best practice, you should be thoroughly investigating every complaint that comes across your desk, no matter how serious or potentially laughable it may seem. It’s important to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a timely manner, but you run the risk of cutting some key corners if you act too quickly.

A fair, prompt, and thorough investigation is your best defense in the case of a lawsuit, but what’s the secret to conducting a successful inquiry? For starters, you should have a complete investigation plan in place before a complaint even gets to your desk, because in HR, it’s not a question of if, but when a complaint will be logged.

Join us for this webinar and learn how to conduct a workplace investigation in California, stay compliant, and handle employee complaints effectively. You’ll get valuable tips on how to prepare for workplace investigations, stay compliant, and avoid court.

Plus, you’ll learn:
  • What to do first when an employee comes to you with a complaint or allegation
  • How to develop a plan to determine who should be investigated, and what evidence you will need to collect
  • What you should and shouldn’t do before and after the investigation is concluded so you don’t spark legal risks under the
  • Fair Employment and Housing Act and other California or federal laws
  • Interviewing tips to help you get to the truth
  • The importance of confidentiality
  • Strategies for resolving those “he said, she said” situations
  • And much more!
About Your Presenter:

Miranda Watkins, Esq.
Fisher Phillips LLP

Miranda Watkins is an associate in the Fisher Phillips San Diego office. Her practice includes counseling and defending employers in all areas of labor and employment law. Before joining Fisher Phillips, Ms. Watkins worked as an associate attorney for a national law firm, focusing on employment and general civil litigation matters. During law school, she served as a law clerk for an administrative law judge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). There, her work focused solely on federal employment discrimination matters.
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