Are you prepared to conduct a proper investigation? Will it comply with all Federal, State, and local laws and all your policies? Will that investigation be objective and respect all party’s rights? Will it be presented in a professional manner?
If done properly, an internal investigation can help get to the bottom of things. If done wrong, it all too often makes things worse. The challenge of complying with all applicable standards/regulations is to educate and update all who are responsible for conducting investigations within the organization. Otherwise, they may not have the tools or skillsets to be aware of all those obligations and responsibilities which in turn can lead to unintentional violations of law and challenges to the integrity and credibility of the investigation and its results/conclusions.
- Maintaining ethical behavior in all aspects of the investigation
- Always respecting the parties involved
- Staying focused on the issue(s) and not getting distracted or exceeding one’s authority
- Conducting a clearly organized and well-documented investigation
- How to avoid common legal minefields
- How to identify and use standards and models of proof to aid the investigation
- Provide parties with a concise and objective report of the facts, analysis of those facts, and conclusions and or recommendations
In short, this webinar is designed to provide you and your organization with a fundamental understanding of what’s required to conduct an effective and professional investigation for wrongdoing, whistleblowing, harassment/discrimination, internal bullying, etc. while minimizing risk (financial, legal, damage to internal and external reputation, etc.).
Provided in cooperation with SESCO Management Consultants, a full-service human resource and employee relations consulting firm. As experienced advisors in employment law compliance, SESCO explains current topics relevant to our business clients and practical means to apply them.