Conducting Investigations on Harassment and Bullying Allegations in 2022
What's sexual harassment and bullying? How can you conduct unbiased and legally compliant investigations in the workplace? When can you be sued? Join us to find out.
Missteps in handling sensitive employee issues could result in your organization writing a check with a lot of zeros on it. How companies investigate potential misconduct can affect the company’s reputation as well as its bottom line. Cultural and generational diversity is changing the landscape of the US workforce. That diversity can become fuel for all types of litigation. Understanding how to effectively conduct workplace investigations can greatly reduce the chances of your organization being sued.
Join us on Compliancevent to learn about your legal obligations when conducting successful and unbiased investigations to establish a fair work environment for your workforce.
Why is it Necessary to Attend?
You will receive information and practical advice on how to effectively handle an investigation when harassment or bullying occurs. You will be better prepared to determine what circumstances prompted the investigation, the importance of dealing with problems early on, enforcement of company policies, and knowing the right questions to ask. You will also learn what steps to take to protect your company from future lawsuits.
Get Answers to
-What constitutes harassment in the workplace?
-What constitutes bullying in the workplace?
-What prompts a workplace investigation?
-What laws are violated by harassment?
-What are the two basic types of harassment?
-What are the basic rules to follow when conducting effective investigations?
-What are your legal obligations when conducting internal investigations?
-Review the complaint?
-Prepare for the investigation?
-Appoint an investigator?
-Interview the Complainant, Alleged Wrongdoer, and Witnesses?
-Conclude the investigation?
-Handle post-investigative issues?
-Prepare and write an investigative report?
What will You Learn?
-Hostile work environments
-Various types of complaints
-Steps to take to ensure a successful investigation
-Importance of solid documentation
-Establishing a documentation “chain of custody”
-Discussing investigation results with decision-makers
-Preventive strategies going forward
Who Will Benefit?
-Human Resources professionals
-Managers & Supervisors
You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, LLC, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane’s background includes experience in Human Resources consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting, and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting, LLC, in early 2016. Under Diane’s leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on various HR topics for various compliance training firms across the country.
Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP, and HRPM® certification.
Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation, assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.
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