Description

SO…you just had an internal charge of HARASSMENT, an ACCIDENT, a THEFT, an ASSAULT or so on.

It is time to conduct a workplace investigation. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO DO IT THORUGHLY, ACCURATELY and so it will HOLD UP IN COURT?

  • Who Should You Interview? Employees? Former Employees? Customers?
  • How Can You Avoid Charges Of DEFAMATION In Conducting A Workplace Investigation?
  • What Questions Should You Ask…And What Can You NOT Ask?
  • What Is The “Cat’s Paw Theory” And How Will It INVALIDATE Your Investigation Results?
  • What Is The “FUNNEL” Approach?
  • How Do You Use “NON-LEADING” Questions To Uncover The Truth?
  • When Should You RECORD The Interviews?
  • What POLICIES Should You Have In Place To Assist You In Your Investigation?
  • When Should You Conduct The Investigation YOURSELF…And When Do You Need An ATTORNEY?
  • What DOCUMENTS Are Pertinent To An Investigation?
  • What Is A “ZIPPER QUESTION”?
  • When Is It Legal To Tell Employees NOT TO TALK About The Investigation To Others…And When Is It NOT LEGAL?
  • …and MUCH, MUCH more…

In this session, you will learn:

  1. The proper way to interview witnesses,
  2. The legal pitfalls of conducting a workplace investigation
  3. How to properly document your investigation and
  4. How to draft a final investigation report.

CREDITS

THIS SESSION IS APPROVED FOR 3 HOURS OF SHRM CREDITS AND HRCI GENERAL CREDITS