Workplace Investigations - Avoiding this Litigation Landmine
More so today than ever, harassment claims in the workplace are a hotbed for litigation and EEOC claims. This presentation will focus on key policies, procedures and training to put in place to try to avoid harassment claims of all types through the use of effective and legal investigations, steps to take to respond to allegations of harassment or improper conduct in the workplace, and proper steps to take once a claim has been filed. The presentation will focus on investigating all types of harassment and discrimination, as well as common issues that may violate company policy, such as bullying in the workplace. Professionals will also learn the dangers that can be caused by an employee’s inappropriate use of social media or emails, and best practices to limit liability when things don’t go as planned.
- Summary of Current Harassment movement and need for effective investigations
- Legal standards applicable to potential claims
- Understanding harassment and importance of investigations in workplace
- Effective handling of investigations and methods to avoid costly claims
- Hypothetical situations with examples of effective investigation techniques
Employers represented by Josh Viau consider him a valuable resource for avoiding disputes as well as a tireless advocate when disputes arise. Josh has spent his entire legal career advising employers on day to day human resource and labor relations issues with a focus on avoiding problems before they turn into emergency situations such as a government agency audit, EEOC charge, litigation, an unfair labor practice charge, or a union organizing campaign or election petition. This includes advisin... View Full Profile
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