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Special Considerations for Internal Investigators

Internal Investigators
Oliver McKinstry
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jul 31, 2019
Never expires.



Many companies employ workplace investigators.  Those investigators face questions different from external investigators because of their role and relationships within the company.  Who conducts investigations?  Who does the investigator report to?  Does the investigator make recommendations?  Should the investigator be involved in correcting the behavior?  How does the investigator maintain relationships with business leaders?  These answers to these questions impact the quality and outcome of the investigation.  Especially in the era of #metoo, thoughtfully and thoroughly answering these question is becoming increasingly important for internal investigators. 



By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify areas of special concern for internal investigators;
  • Analyze pros and cons of various approaches inside a company; and
  • Learn about various practices of internal investigators.


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.




Oliver McKinstry's Profile

Oliver McKinstry

Senior Director of Teammate Relations

DaVita Inc

Oliver McKinstry, AWI-CH is Vice President of People Services at DaVita, a Fortune 200 healthcare company. He leads DaVita’s People Services investigators, who conduct approximately 1,000 investigations a year into allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other serious policy violations. Oliver also conducts investigations of similar allegations against high level and executive leaders. Oliver has streamlined DaVita’s investigation process, standardized the team’s investigative reports, implemented an appeals process, and created and implemented a process for addressing threats of workplace violence. Oliver also leads several other People Services functions for DaVita, including Employee Relations, Onboarding, HR Policy, Wage and Hour, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Unemployment. Prior to joining DaVita, Oliver was a workplace investigator at Lockheed Martin, where he investigated a variety of allegations from discrimination and harassment to workplace violence and time charging practices. Before becoming an internal investigator, Oliver conducted workplace investigations as a lawyer at Littler Mendelson in Denver, CO, and at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, MN. Throughout his career, Oliver has dedicated himself to making the legal and workplace investigations professions more inclusive. He previously served as the President of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association and has volunteered in several roles with AWI, including the Board of Directors (he is the incoming Vice President), the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Organizational Membership Task Force, and the Conference Committee. Oliver is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where he studied Communication Studies and French. After college, he taught English in rural Japan on the island of Shikoku. He attended law school at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, in Philadelphia, PA.