Employment Law

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. Esq., SPHR, started Employment Practices Specialists in 2000, after practicing labor and employment law in a San Francisco boutique firm. Allison focuses on workplace investigations, one-on-one sensitivity training for sexual harassment, discrimination and diversity awareness, and HR policies and procedures.

Ms. West frequently is a top-rated speaker at local and national events, including the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition, the Northern California Human Resources Association HR West Annual Conference and the HR Star Conferences in Los Angeles and San Francisco where she has been the only presenter to receive perfect evaluation scores. 

CE Credits:
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