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This workplace harassment training webinar covers practical steps for conducting psychologically-effective, legally-compliant investigations of harassment allegations. Scoping the internal investigation, fact-finding to conducting interviews and writing reports, how to insulate the organization from subsequent lawsuits, determining corrective actions, writing a court-ready final report.

  • Learn how to avoid the legal landmines surrounding investigations i.e. Laws that influence your investigation
  • Gain an understanding of the perspectives of the complainant and the accused
  • What do the managers need to know about all aspects of handling harassment claims?
  • Choosing the right Investigator
  • Creating a successful roadmap to your investigation
  • Conducting effective interviews
  • Making the decision about whether to investigate
  • How to use psychology to get to the truth?
  • Utilizing effective interview techniques
  • Evaluating complainant, the accused, and witness credibility
  • Creating a perception of fairness
  • Appropriate handling of documentation
  • Developing documentation that will stand-up in a lawsuit
  • Compiling your final report
  • Writing a court-ready final report
  • Communicating investigation results with sensitivity and fairness
  • Effectively handling the impact on your employees
  • Addressing the rumors & questions in the aftermath of an investigation
  • Making the appropriate determination
  • Learn how to take appropriate action once a determination has been made
  • Prevent retaliation and future workplace misconduct

While no employer wants to be accused of harassment but when an employer receives an allegation of workplace harassment, taking prompt and appropriate action is the employer's legal responsibility and all employers need to be armed with the knowledge of how to proceed should they find themselves in the position of having to defend themselves against a harassment charge. Employers must ensure they are properly prepared at the outset of an investigation to conduct effective and legally-compliant investigations into the harassment.

This webinar will teach you how to evaluate the scope of their internal investigations, how to conduct a legally and psychologically-effective workplace probe, how to document steps taken along the way, and how to insulate the organization from subsequent lawsuits. Additionally, how to ensure all parties are treated fairly during the process and be sensitive to how the organization's process is communicated and implemented. Participation in this webinar will assist you in gaining the confidence to conduct effective investigations.

  • Compliance Professionals
  • Senior HR Professionals
  • HR Analysts
  • HR Mangers & Directors
  • HR Personnel
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Employee Relations Professionals
  • Line managers
  • Directors, Vice Presidents & Managers of Recruiting/Retention
  • Directors, Vice Presidents & Managers of Human Resources
  • Employment Managers/Specialists
  • HR Coordinators/Supervisors

Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane’s background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane’s leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on a wide-variety of HR topics for various training firms across the country. Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM® certification. Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.

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