Top 10 Workplace Investigation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Presented by Allison West
Recorded on: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
Prerequisites: None
CE Credits: 1.5 HRCI Credits awarded upon completion
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Many laws require that workplace investigations be done promptly and thoroughly. Sounds great, but what does “thorough” really mean?  

In order to conduct a thorough investigation you must know how to:

  1. Create a strategy
  2. Select the proper investigator
  3. Ask the appropriate questions
  4. Handle evidence
  5. Identify relevant witnesses
  6. Navigate confidentiality issues

Because of the complexity of most investigations, mistakes can happen, but they’re preventable. Join us for a 90-minute information-packed webinar featuring attorney Allison West and learn to avoid the common investigation mistakes that can create liability. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Ms. West your questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.
By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • Critical mistakes you must avoid — or risk impacting the outcome of your investigation
  • How to handle confidentiality issues in light of NLRB recent rulings
  • Keys for selecting the right investigator
  • How to dig deeper to get relevant information
  • Tips for ensuring objectivity

Who should attend:

  • Human resources professionals
  • In-house labor and employment counsel
  • Business managers and supervisors
  • Employment law attorneys
  • Management consultants
Allison West Allison West
Allison West has a simple approach to employment practices: be proactive. An employment attorney by background, for over 15 years, Allison has used her legal skills coupled with sound human resources practices to provide companies with proactive risk management solutions for preventing and resolving employment claims. She specializes in customizing and delivering employment law, HR and management training, conducting workplace investigations, coaching executives and managers, human resources consulting and provides expert witness assistance. Allison is a frequent, top-rated speaker at the SHRM Annual and Employment Law and Legislative conferences, as well as other conference around the country speaking on a variety of employment related topics. She is licensed to practice law in California and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.

CE Credits:
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