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Do's and Don'ts for Internal Investigations of Employment Issues

Learn the proper way to conduct an internal investigation to ensure you're in compliance and not leaving anything out.

Any prudent employer will want to investigate and, if necessary, remedy reported discrimination or harassment. In some states, a prompt investigation is legally required. This topic will provide you with valuable and practical advice on planning and conducting internal investigations, and assessing how to respond once the investigation is completed.

91 minutes
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Agenda

How to Plan and Structure an Internal Investigation of an Employment Matter

Who Should Investigate?

Creating an Investigation Plan

  • Who Should Be Interviewed?
  • What Documents Should Be Reviewed?
  • What Records Should Be Generated and Kept?

Interviewing the Victim

Interviewing the Witnesses

  • What to Ask
  • What Not to Say
  • Witness Statements, Tape Recording and Documentation

Interviewing the Accused

Confidentiality and Employee Inquiries

Role of Inside and Outside Counsel for Individuals

  • Attorney-Client Privilege Issue
  • What to Do If the Accused or the Victim Retains Counsel

Retaliation and Interference in Investigations

After the Fact Investigations

Concluding the Investigation and Determining What to Do

Undercover Investigations, Searches and Polygraphs

What to Tell the Work Force

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on January 31, 2020.

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

George S. Howard, Jr.

George S. Howard, Jr.

Jones Day

  • Of counsel in the law firm of Jones Day’s San Diego office
  • Has represented employers for more than 40 years and has advised employers concerning dozens of complaints of sexual or other unlawful harassment, many of which resulted in litigation
  • Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has been recognized since 1993 in The Best Lawyers in America
  • For many years has presented for Lorman Education Services on conducting internal investigations of employment claims
  • In the 1990s he was part of a team that provided anti-harassment training to the court staff and justices of the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court
  • Recently co-wrote a paper analyzing the California Fair Employment and Housing Council’s regulations on discrimination and harassment
  • Currently the amicus coordinator and a former chair of the Employers Group Legal Committee, a group of 18 prominent California lawyers who represent the interests of employers, as amicus curiae, in important employment and labor cases before the California and federal courts; in that capacity he was the author of a successful amicus brief in the important harassment case of Lyle v. Warner Brothers, in which the California Supreme Court addressed claims of environmental harassment involving the Friends television show
  • J.D. and B.A. degrees, University of Virginia
  • Can be contacted at 858-314-1166 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 407377
Published 2020
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