Workplace Investigations: The right way to investigate wrongdoing

A formal complaint is lodged. An allegation is made. A rumor swirls.

So begins a workplace investigation. But did you know that how you conduct a formal workplace investigation is just as important as its ultimate outcome?

Courtney Bru
Charlie Plumb
Kathy R. Neal
Charlie Plumb

During this one-hour complimentary webinar, McAfee & Taft employment attorneys Kathy Neal and Charlie Plumb share real-world scenarios that illustrate how investigations are triggered, walk employers through the multi-step process of conducting a timely and effective investigation, offer practical advice for avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes, and discuss why a well-documented investigation is your best defense against later claims and disputes.

Topics include:

  • Actions and incidents that lead to workplace investigations
  • The objectives and benefits of an effective investigation
  • What to look for when selecting an investigator
  • Techniques for interviewing reporting employees, the accused, and witnesses
  • Preparing the investigation report
  • Post-investigation follow-up, including taking remedial action

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Workplace Investigations: The right way to investigate wrongdoing


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