"Conducting Workplace Investigations: A Step-by-Step Virtual Summit for HR Leaders" - Web Seminar

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Date   May 18, 2012
Time   10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

About the Program
An employee comes to you with a complaint. How do you conduct an investigation -- one that gets the truth, defuses the issue, and satisfies other senior leaders at your organization -- without creating even more legal headaches?

It's easier than ever for an employee to turn a simple complaint into a full-blown discrimination or retaliation lawsuit. To protect your organization, you must have a roadmap in place for every phase of the process -- from the moment you hear a concern to the days and weeks after your investigation is complete.

When you participate in this interactive live event, via the Internet, you'll benefit from best practice exercises for taking an initial compliant and interviewing witnesses. You'll learn a step-by-step approach to conducting investigations that uncovers the facts and leads to a successful resolution. And you'll learn now to prepare a final report that ties up loose ends and helps prevent the situation from re-igniting into costly conflict.


How to Register

  • Please mention Conference Code M899 during checkout to get 20% off your registration fee.
  • Earn up to 3.75 credit hours!

Conducting Workplace Investigations will help you find answers to these tough questions:

  • What are the common mistakes made when taking an initial complaint?
  • Where do I start when developing an internal investigations strategy?
  • When and where should witness interviews be conducted?
  • What are the dos and don'ts for drafting an iron-clad investigative report?
  • How can I avoid legal "red flags" during the post-investigatory phase?
  • And much, much more!


Your Presenters:

Attorney Buena Vista Lyons, a partner in the Dallas office of Ford & Harrison LLP, is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She focuses her practice on the defense of employers in labor and employment related matters. She has experience working with clients in a broad range of industries, including those in the cosmetics, airline, hospitality/food services, and healthcare industries.

Attorney Delaine Smith, a partner in the Memphis office of Ford & Harrison LLP, represents employers in all areas of employment law. She litigates claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation under federal and state fair employment statutes, as well as state law tort, contract, non-compete, and trade secret claims. She assists clients with alternative dispute resolution programs, mediation and arbitration of such claims, and litigation to enforce arbitration agreements.

CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for 3.75 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. Additional participants are eligible for recertification credit.