Writing the Investigation Report following an Internal Discrimination, Harassment, or Bullying Complaint

Recorded Session
90 Minutes


    Writing the investigative report actually begins from the very beginning of your investigation and continues throughout the process. But not all human resources professionals know how to do an investigation and how to document and write a final report, which is critical to ensure employees' civil rights are not compromised. Knowing how to write a formal investigative report may save a tremendous financial burden on the organization because an investigation that is not documented basically did not occur.

    A number of critical actions are required as part of your investigation. These include determining credibility of each interviewee, corroborating evidence and reaching a conclusion. In order to write a thorough report, investigators must make a decision as to whether the investigated misconduct was a violation of any laws or policies and present these findings in an objective, accurate and concise manner. An in-depth comprehensive investigative report memorializes the investigation, and can be evidence that an investigation actually occurred to minimize your liability.

Learning Objectives

    • Receive an in-depth outline of the critical elements in an investigative report
    • Learn what needs to be documented regarding credibility of each witness, target, and accused
    • Learn how to corroborate evidence
    • Learn how to draw conclusions
    • What all should be included in the report to minimize liability?
    • Understand the critical elements of the investigative report
    • Identify frequently missing elements from reports
    • Appraise credibility of each interviewee
    • Learn how to reach conclusions
    • Identify required follow-up actions

Why Should You Attend?

    This webinar will discuss the intricacies of writing the critical final report of your investigation that may be discoverable (all documents that must be provided to opposing counsel in case of a lawsuit) if an employee files a formal charge with the EEOC or your state's human rights department, or if you are sued.

Who will benefit?

    This is a must attend webinar for human resources professionals in all industries.

    • Human Resources professionals – those tasked with investigations such as generalists, mangers, and directors
    • Attorneys
    • HR Consultants
    • Human resources professionals
    • HR training manager
    • Investigative officers
    • Managers
    • Supervisors
    • Team leads
    • Directors
    • Department Head

This webinar is on hold for future date. If you are interested in this webinar,
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Speaker Profile

ins_img Dr. Susan Strauss

Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include management/leadership development, organization development, communication, and harassment and bullying. She is an expert witness for discrimination and harassment lawsuits. She trains and consults with business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 book chapters, books, and articles in professional journals. She has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles. She has her doctorate in organizational leadership, is …