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Northwestern 05.05.21 VIRUTAL Avoiding the Pitfalls: Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations
Organizations should be equipped to conduct at least some investigations internally. That said, many organizations aren’t aware of the procedural requirements to properly investigate. This can lead to findings that are flawed, inadequate or biased. The consequences of a poorly conducted investigation not only results in risks and potential exposures to liability, they also can impact workplace culture, trust and reputational issues for the employer. By understanding how investigations can go wrong, employers can make informed decisions regarding whether to handle the investigation in-house or engage external expertise.
Through an interactive, facilitator approach, attendees will:
- Clarify what, why and when an employer should investigate
- Identify the key elements of effective, compliant investigations
- Explore common pitfalls in conducting the investigation process
- Review recent case law to identify the consequences of getting it wrong