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#MeToo and #BlackAt: Investigating Anonymous Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Claims


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Category:
Bias |  External Investigators |  Internal Investigators |  Interviewing
Faculty:
Dan Schorr |  Alyssa-Rae McGinn
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Feb 17, 2022
License:
Never expires.


Description

SESSION DESCRIPTION

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. We will discuss how to anticipate challenges in responding to such allegations in a sensitive, prompt, and thorough manner. The presentation will also cover how to identify obligations under federal and state law and your company’s policies and procedures, and how to conduct climate/culture investigations focusing on a specific department or an entire organization.

 

Learning Objectives

Webinar attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply current industry best practices for conducting climate and culture assessments/investigations following allegations of identitybased harassment, discrimination, and other misconduct
  2. Anticipate challenges in responding to such allegations in a sensitive, prompt, and thorough manner, and learn to identify possible corroboration for anonymous, initially unconfirmed allegations
  3. Identify obligations under relevant law and your company’s policies and procedures that will guide the response to concerning but anonymous allegations of discrimination and other misconduct

 

 

DisclaimerThe 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. 

Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your webinar registration and do so on or before Tuesday, February 15, your webinar registration fee will be refunded. To cancel your registration, email Julia Renner at JuliaR@awi.org. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Tuesday, February 15.

Credits


SHRM

SHRM PDCs: 1.0


CA MCLE

California MCLEs: 1.0



Handouts

Speaker(s)

Dan Schorr's Profile

Dan Schorr

President

Dan Schorr, LLC


Alyssa-Rae McGinn's Profile

Alyssa-Rae McGinn

Dan Schorr, LLC


Alyssa-Rae McGinn has extensive experience leading a variety of complex investigations, with particular expertise in conducting investigations at educational institutions and corporations into allegations of sexual misconduct and identity-based harassment involving students, faculty, staff, and corporate leadership. Alyssa-Rae has also served as a decision maker and hearing chair for matters brought under the 2020 Title IX regulations and as an interim Title IX Coordinator to support and supplement the Title IX function at schools. Alyssa-Rae was previously a Senior Associate at Ankura, where she and Dan Schorr established the firm’s Title IX and Civil Rights Investigations practice and grew it to assist institutions nationwide. Prior to Ankura, Alyssa-Rae was an Associate Director in Kroll’s Business Investigations & Intelligence practice, where she co-founded the Women’s Network at Kroll. Alyssa-Rae also served on the board of the Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association and has volunteered with the NYC Anti-Violence Project, East Harlem Tutorial Program, and Team Brownsville. Alyssa-Rae holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from St. John’s University, where she conducted and published scholarly research focused on identity relationships in undergraduate pedagogy. She is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor at Syracuse University College of Law, where she is an editorial member of the Syracuse Law Review and a student member of the College of Law Inclusion Council. Alyssa-Rae is a pre-approved Sexual Misconduct Investigator for the United Educators ProResponse Expert Services Benefit.


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