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A Crash Course in Internal Investigations: The Basics of How to Handle Allegations of Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace (HRM852Z)

Presented by: Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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1.5 Credits

Learn How to Effectively Conduct Internal Investigations Without Stepping on Legal Landmines!

Let's face it: most HR professionals are dealing with a lot of employee complaints, almost every day. Here is just a quick snapshot of the complaints that come to HR:

  • 'He's harassing me...'
  • 'My work environment is extremely hostile...'
  • 'She's a bully...'
  • 'I'm not one of my boss's 'favorites', so I didn't get...'
  • 'I didn't get the promotion because I'm...'
  • 'He's  just retaliating against me....'
  • 'That write-up I got was so not fair...the only reason I got written up was because...'

...And on and on it goes! Today, HR has become the place where everyone wants to complain--and they do so frequently. That definitely is a problem on so many levels; however, the biggest problem is that most HR professionals have not had the proper training in how to conduct investigations. So, when an employee stomps into HR to complain--what are you supposed to do?

The 'fly by the seat of one's pants' approach of just grabbing a notepad and then calling in one witness after the other is most definitely not the best option in every scenario. When the HR professional lacks knowledge in handling complaints and conduct investigations, the employer is at much greater risk for violating federal, state, and in some instances even local laws. The way to minimize those risks, and the costs associated with mishandling an employee's allegations, is in having a basic understanding of what an investigation is – and how to conduct one.

This crash course in internal investigations by expert speaker Natalie Ivey is a must-attend webinar for HR professionals with the responsibility for handling employee relations' issues.

Session Highlights:

  • Identify the most common types of internal investigations
  • Learn how to ask questions and determine the 'level of significance' in employee complaints to identify if an investigation is necessary
  • Learn how to obtain and document a statement of complaint
  • Understand the legal obligations that require employers to conduct internal investigations
  • Learn why documentary and physical evidence is critical
  • Learn some very basic principles in preparing for witness interviews
  • Learn how to establish a chain of custody and a confidential retention process
  • Learn how to analyze physical, documentary, and testimonial evidence to identify policies and/or laws that have been violated
  • Learn a simple format for documenting investigative findings
  • Learn best practices in handling disciplinary action and terminations to avoid stepping on legal land mines

Who Should Attend

HR professionals, Managers, leaders and business owners

About Our Speaker(s)

Natalie Ivey | Professional Development Training SpeakerNatalie Ivey MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an HR consultant, professional speaker, author, and educator within the HR profession. She has more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations and in working as a trusted advisor and consultant to business leaders both in the United St... More info

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