Internal Investigations of Employee Complaints and Misconduct: Mitigating Risks of Expanded Whistleblower Laws
A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive 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 guide 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 concentrates his practice on serving private and public sector higher education institutions and academic... | Read More
Mr. Land concentrates his practice on serving private and public sector higher education institutions and academic medical centers in a wide array of litigation and counseling matters. He advocates on behalf of educational institutions in court and agency proceedings, mediations, and arbitrations. He also counsels on employment and student disputes, drafts policies, and provides training and guidance to key personnel and students. Clients rely on his extensive experience conducting sensitive internal investigations. He prepares confidential, privileged reports and assists decision-makers in addressing investigative findings in a variety of contexts, including board-mandated, sexual misconduct, athletic department, and scientific misconduct and non-compliance investigations.Close
Stephen B. Stern
Mr. Stern devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing businesses in employment-related matters, both... | Read More
Mr. Stern devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing businesses in employment-related matters, both as an advisor and litigator. He regularly advises companies on strategic matters involving employment policies, procedures, and practices, such as trade secret protection programs, wage/hour practices, bonus, and other compensation programs, social media risks, and independent contractor relationships. He also regularly helps businesses manage individual circumstances that arise on a day to day basis, such as employment terminations, separation agreements, employment agreements, leave requests, employee discipline, requests for reasonable accommodations, and investigations. With respect to adversarial matters, Mr. Stern has defended employers against claims involving Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, SOX, FLSA, NDAA, IRCA, and other similar federal and state statutes, as well as various torts. Mr. Stern has appeared before the EEOC, DOL, and comparable state and local government agencies, as well as the United States Department of Justice.Close
Oppenheimer Investigations Group
Ms. Seidel has conducted more than 80 investigations involving allegations of discrimination based on race,... | Read More
Ms. Seidel has conducted more than 80 investigations involving allegations of discrimination based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, and religion as well as allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment, retaliation, bullying, and other misconduct. More than 30 of her investigations have included allegations reported against high-level executives and elected officials.Close
Early Discount (through 11/12/21)
Cannot Attend December 8?
Early Discount (through 11/12/21)
You may pre-order a recording to listen at your convenience. Recordings are available 48 hours after the webinar. Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include course handouts.