"The Importance of Proper HR Investigations and Documentation so You Can Minimize Your Legal Risks" - Complimentary Webinar

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Date   Sep 27, 2012

Recorded: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hands down, investigations into potential misconduct and discipline can be the most explosive accelerant for a firestorm of discrimination and retaliation-based litigation under federal employment laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or the ADA, if HR doesn't have the "right stuff" in way of objectively worded written documentation to ward off those claims.  Knowing what to say and how to say it can go a long way toward extinguishing a potential lawsuit in its tracks. This session, led by labor and employment attorneys Adam Keating and Heath Edwards, is all about how to effectively manage the investigation and potential discipline process.

  • The proper way to conduct an internal HR investigation
  • Why documentation is so essential to conducting an effective investigation
  • The steps to always take if it becomes apparent that termination is necessary – and the documentation you must have in place so you don't spark protected class members' federal employment law claims
  • The level of detail to include in any discipline or termination letter 
  • When to terminate the employee, and how to approach him or her
  • The importance of having a document retention policy in place
  • The types of claims that can be waived in exchange for "consideration" in form of severance
  • Claims that cannot be waived in exchange for severance

This program is pre-approved by HRCI for 1 hour of PHR, GPHR and SPHR recertification credit.