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A New Normal? Conducting Remote Investigations

External Investigators |  Internal Investigators |  Interviewing
Sue Ann Van Dermyden
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 20, 2020
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This session will address some of the likely impacts COVID-19 will have on workplace investigations, as well as offer potential solutions to the rapidly changing landscape. Join AWI Past President, Sue Ann Van Dermyden, for a discussion of topics that include navigating investigations with a remote workforce; conducting interviews via videoconference, including developing rapport, making credibility assessments and sharing documents; and addressing challenges such as witness unavailability and potential delays in payment. The session will also cover possible shifts in the type and frequency of claims being filed.


Disclaimer: The contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice.  




Sue Ann Van Dermyden's Profile

Sue Ann Van Dermyden

Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation

Sue Ann Van Dermyden, AWI-CH, is a founding and senior partner of Van Dermyden Makus Law Orporation (formerly Van Dermyden Maddux) She has been an employment attorney since 1993, with her practice now focusing on workplace and Title IX investigations. She leads an experienced team of attorneys and provides expert witness testimony on employment matters. Sue Ann is known as a national speaker, having regularly presented training seminars on investigations to thousands. She has also written extensively on employment matters. Sue Ann is a founding member and former Past President of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) and the co-chair of the Workplace Investigations Subcommittee with the American Bar Association, Employee Rights & Responsibilities section. Through her experience as an investigator, author, lecturer, lawyer, and student of investigative technique, Sue Ann is familiar with the California standards for conducting independent workplace and Title IX campus investigations.


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