Internal Investigations of Employee Complaints and Misconduct: Avoiding Costly Missteps
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare employment attorneys to counsel clients on legal and practical approaches to planning, conducting and documenting internal investigations of employee complaints and suspected employee misconduct. The panel will provide guidance on how to properly and effectively conduct workplace investigations that minimize liability exposure and litigation risks.
- Pre-investigation strategies
- Conducting the investigation
- Post-investigation strategies
- Litigation considerations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are some best practices for minimizing the risk of litigation when planning, conducting and documenting internal investigations?
- What timing issues are likely to raise courts’ suspicions?
- How can employers avoid involving biased investigators in internal investigations?
- How should employers respond to suspicions of misconduct absent an employee complaint?
- What remedial measures should employers take following an internal investigation?
Elizabeth W. Gramigna
Ms. Gramigna has nearly 30 years of experience practicing labor and employment law. She has conducted over 150... | Read More
Ms. Gramigna has nearly 30 years of experience practicing labor and employment law. She has conducted over 150 independent investigations of allegations of workplace misconduct; including harassment, discrimination, workplace violence, and corporate policy and ethics breaches. Ms. Gramigna has been retained to investigate the conduct of board members, executives, politicians, police officers, and other employees in both the private and public sector.Close
Peter G. Land
Mr. Land represents private and public sector higher education and business clients in a wide array of litigation... | Read More
Mr. Land represents private and public sector higher education and business clients in a wide array of litigation and counseling matters, with an emphasis on employment law. He regularly advocates on behalf of institutions in court and agency proceedings, mediations, and arbitrations, as well as counseling on employment disputes, policy drafting, training, and government investigations. Mr. Land has also counseled institutions on accommodation and leave requests, sensitive internal investigations, and investigations by the DOE’s Office for Civil Rights, the EEOC and state administrative agencies.Close
Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer
Ms. Oppenheimer has over 30 years of experience in employment law, as an attorney, investigator, arbitrator,... | Read More
Ms. Oppenheimer has over 30 years of experience in employment law, as an attorney, investigator, arbitrator, mediator, and trainer. Her areas of expertise include preventing workplace harassment and responding to allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower claims, and other forms of workplace misconduct. Ms. Oppenheimer is the author of numerous articles about harassment and discrimination, and is co-author of one of the few books about the practice of investigations: Investigating Workplace Harassment, How to be Fair, Thorough and Legal.Close
Stephen B. Stern
Hyatt & Weber
Mr. Stern helps employers minimize exposure to liability by developing and implementing effective employment policies,... | Read More
Mr. Stern helps employers minimize exposure to liability by developing and implementing effective employment policies, practices and procedures. He has been retained as an independent investigator and to serve as a legal advisor when entities have needed to conduct highly sensitive and complex investigations into various allegations of misconduct, including discrimination, harassment, and allegations of sexual misconduct and fraud. Mr. Stern is a recognized speaker on the topic of investigations and has made numerous presentations to local business groups and national audiences.Close