From opening to closing an investigation, every step throughout the process has important do’s and don’ts that can make or break a successful investigation. With decades of law firm and in-house counsel experience, two panelists will give an investigator's perspective.
This training will help you find your way to findings by identifying strategies on how to (1) craft an appropriate scope of investigation utilizing existing employer policies, (2) elicit relevant information from sometimes traumatized witnesses who are fearful of retaliation due to the alleged bullying, (3) determine whether bullying behavior is representative of discriminatory conduct; (4) make proper findings supported by the weight of the evidence; and (5) deal with tricky issues which can be unique to bullying investigations.
This presentation will help attendees understand and apply current industry best practices in addressing allegations of identity-based harassment, discrimination, and other misconduct at an organization when the allegations are based on anonymous, and often online, allegations.
Gender inclusive communication is evolving as people increasingly embrace diverse gender identities, pronouns, and lived names. This session will help prepare investigators to build better rapport and to consider the nuances of respectful and clear documentation.
Understanding and navigating biases is critical to the work we do as investigators. This program will:
Review implicit bias and confirmation bias and its impact on investigators
Define and give examples of microaggressions and discuss the challenges of investigating them
Discuss how investigators can increase their cultural competency.
This session discusses the key factors that are used to assess credibility and the challenges that arise during video interviews when making credibility determinations. This session will also highlight key things investigators must do to effectively conduct a video interview.