Your step-by-step guide to conducting a thorough, legally compliant internal investigation. Supervisors, Managers and HR professionals need to know the proper strategies and techniques to investigate workplace situations in a timely, unbiased manner. A proper investigation can be your number one defense against legal risk and liability! In this seminar, you will be provided with templates, sample interview questions and proven techniques to help you navigate confidential investigations in your company.

Investigations are necessary in many situations – some examples are below:

  • Harassment/Discrimination
  • Employee/supervisor misconduct
  • Bullying
  • Drugs in the workplace
  • Theft (including time theft)
  • Threats of workplace violence
  • Computer misuse
  • Formal employee complaints

Key Topics Covered:

  • Creating a robust process for the organization
  • Developing a 10-step investigation plan
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Interviewing techniques for different situations
  • Navigating protected activity (e.g., FMLA, Worker’s Compensation)
  • Determining a recommendation based on the evidence
  • Presenting investigation findings
  • Preventing retaliation & future misconduct
  • How to avoid common investigation errors (e.g., recording, privacy)

Cost: $279 per person

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U.S. Small Business Administration

The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance to the SBDC hosting the event.  The Missouri SBDC is a University of Missouri Extension partner.