Conduct Workplace Investigations

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Jennifer Bouman-Steagall Red Kite Employment Law

If you are like most employers, you have a strong anti-harassment policy with some form of diversity training, both of which are designed to reduce or eliminate claims of harassment and discrimination in your workplace. The strength of an employer’s defense comes from its complaint resolution process and the effectiveness of its internal investigations into the complaints it receives. Being able to recognize a complaint that warrants an investigation is critical, as is the ability to investigate complaints in a timely, effective and meaningful manner.

You don’t have to be Columbo, Inspector Clouseau, or a private investigator to investigate, but there are certain things you need to know to investigate correctly. Join us for this informative discussion and learn how to address and investigate complaints of harassment.

Learning objectives:

1. Understand when to investigate and whether to use an outside investigator.
2. Learn how to prepare for and conduct an investigation.
3. Identify strategies and tips for interviewing witnesses.
4. Learn best practices for documentation and taking remedial action.

Red Kite Employment Law founder Jennifer Bouman-Steagall is a dynamic Storyteller, trusted HR Business Partner and experienced Employer Defender, with over 18 years’ experience representing and working closely with Pacific Northwest employers. By sharing her passion and experience with audiences, Jennifer inspires them to learn, reflect and laugh as they look forward to the future.