Top 10 Ways to Get Sued From Employee Investigation

Duration: 60 Minutes
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Can you investigate without getting sued? Maybe, but isn't it better to first try to make sure there's no basis for a suit to begin with? Making the right decision often turns on the quality of the investigation and how it was conducted because a flawed investigation can expose the employer to a significant and costly legal contest. But avoiding potential litigation fees is just part of the goal. When done correctly, an investigation provides early identification of current or potential workplace issues and the opportunity to prevent it from repeating which can result in better business operations and higher levels of productivity regardless of what's being investigated.
Employee Investigation
Product ID: 504982
Objectives of the Presentation
  • Documentation from complaint through close of investigation
  • Preparation the art of questions
  • Objectivity
  • The art of listening
  • Retaliation: how to make a bad complaint good
  • Training current & future investigators to all do it the same way & to do it right.
Why Should you Attend
Anyone can be sued, regardless if the suit has any merit. This webinar examines ten of the most common investigation pitfalls which make employers vulnerable to a lawsuit with merit. Conversely, we will also suggest strategies to avoid these vulnerabilities. It's a minefield out there so it's important to look before you leap!

Areas Covered
  • Role of legal counsel
  • Taking accurate complaints
  • Documentation
  • Custody or chain of evidence
  • Do's & don't of interviewing witnesses
  • Interviewing the principal (the accused)
  • Writing the investigative report
  • Closure (with the accused, witnesses, others)
  • Retaliation
  • Implementation
  • After action review
Who will Benefit
  • All level Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Human Resources
  • Employee Relations
  • Labor Relations
  • Attorneys
Topic Background
This uniquely interactive and comprehensive program will provide a framework of best practices knowledge and will give you the confidence, skills and techniques needed to avoid the common mistakes inviting a lawsuit.
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Instructor Profile:
Bob Oberstein's career in Human Resources and Labor Relations spans over 45 years. Bob is uniquely qualified in this area having started out as a third-generation Union member who has since represented employers in the public and private sectors in both the non-union and union workplace. On occasion, he also represented labor in both the public and private sectors as well.

As an Interest Based facilitator he trained and coached parties on how to constructively process their negotiations to a successful conclusion thereby promoting and enhancing their relationship. Bob has also served the labor management community as a neutral fact finder, mediator and arbitrator for multiple organizations and agencies such as FMCS, AAA, FINRA, Tucson Unified School District, Phoenix Employment Relations Board, Arizona Department of Education, United States Postal Service, and being a Special Master mediating and arbitrating disputes between, Fry's Food Stores & UFCW, Local 99. Several of his arbitration awards have been published by the Bureau of National Affairs as well as Commerce Clearing House and are referenced in How Arbitration Works by Elkouri&Elkouri, often considered the consummate reference in the field of arbitration. Bob was recognized in 1991 by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's "Director's Lifetime Achievement Award" for promoting positive labor management relations.

Also significant in his background are the positions of Labor Relations Administrator for EBASCO Services (nuclear power plant construction for both Florida and Louisiana Power & Light); Senior Labor Relations Administrator for the Salt River Project, the local water and power utility in Phoenix, Arizona; Executive Human Resources Director for the Washington Elementary School District (largest elementary school district in Arizona); Labor Relations Administrator and chief spokesperson for the City of Phoenix, Arizona; and most recently Labor Relations Manager in the northwest United States. Bob is also a member of SHRM, IPMA and NPELRA/WAPELRA and has his IPMA-CP, SPHR, SHRM-CP and CLRP certifications.
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