The Process of Investigation: How to conduct Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Investigations
Learn how to apply a result-driven fact-finding sexual harassment investigation process, understand the nature and scope of the problem, gather evidence, conduct effective investigative and administrative interviews, and arm your employment law attorney with the proper evidence to help determine the disciplinary action in a legally defensible manner. You will learn how to investigate sexual harassment claims and how to investigate discrimination claims.
Our Process of Investigation training will cover our proprietary investigative process that has evolved over the past 40 years, from working with top law firms across the United States. Geared toward litigation support and ensuring the best results when conducting an investigation, our training session will cover conducting workplace investigations on sexual harassment, general harassment, discrimination, abusive conduct (“bullying”) and many other workplace-related policy violations and crimes against the business.
During the course, expert workplace Investigators will review the definition of unlawful harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination under the Federal EEOC guidelines and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The investigative principles covered include workplace harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination. We will touch base on the types of conduct that constitute harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination; and provide examples of what would be considered sexual harassment. From there, we would provide practical remedies and strategies to prevent sexual harassment. Employers will receive tools for establishing clear guidelines for conducting a workplace investigation, and learn how to how to obtain an oral and written declaration of facts under the penalty of perjury.
With this training, your organization’s Human Resource and management team will be equipped to determine the appropriate corrective action after the conclusion of a successful investigation.
The Process of Investigation: What to Expect from This Course About Sexual Harassment Investigation Process
This course is four hours in length and may be delivered as a live onsite workshop or a live online webinar. You will receive a comprehensive binder containing the necessary forms, references, and guidelines to apply during the sexual harassment investigation process or any type of workplace internal investigation.
Register for this training today to learn how to gather evidence, determine the selection process for interviews of alleged victims, suspects, witnesses, and those accused in order to conduct an effective investigation and reduce legal liability. You’ll learn how to identify what your reports and statements should contain and document, and how to use your HR expertise to defend your business and avoid employment‑related claims against the organization.*
- Federal and State laws and regulations that affect workplace investigations
- Understand special considerations for handling misconduct with employees in Protected Classes (Prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age if over 40, mental and physical disability, sex/gender including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions; sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, and military/veteran status)
- How to conduct an effective sexual harassment investigation when an employee files a complaint and follow the sexual harassment investigation process
- Documentation and Confidentiality guidelines; Proper evidence collection procedures, including the use of Digital Forensics
- Mistakes to avoid, including hiring unqualified consultants
- Best practices for employers facing litigation, including your duty to preserve records and prepare Executive Summaries pertaining to the matter
- How to take written and oral witness statements effectively
- How to prepare interview statements and executive summaries for record-keeping purposes and potential litigation.
- The after the investigation, “Settle Down Meeting” and who should be included
- And much more!
Who Would Benefit:
- Human Resource Professionals
- Directors of Corporate Security/Safety
- Internal Investigation Employees
- Independent Counsel
Training Materials Include:
- Complimentary 4hr Webinar training
- Certificates of completion for trainees
- An electronic copy (USB) of all printed materials
- One binder with all printed training material including presentations, federal and state laws and regulations, EEOC guidelines, sample written declaration forms, oral declaration checklist, executive summary, and more
- All training materials, including presentations, are customized with your company’s logo
- PowerPoint presentation: The Process of Investigation
*This course is not intended to serve as a legal opinion or as a substitute for legal advice. Consult your attorney regarding any employment-related claims and disciplinary action.