Forensic technology has been a tremendous boon in terms of the identification and analysis of digital evidence in workplace investigations. It is becoming increasingly important that the workplace investigator really understands what is happening and where digital evidence might lie. Those experienced investigators that truly understand and apply forensic technology analysis remain unicorns. That rare and almost mythical beast that often starts where others stop and know when to question what seems obvious at a glance.
This webinar will explore the ethical issues that in-house attorneys, external counsel, investigators and plaintiffs' or complainants' attorney face when conducting, supervising and representing parties in workplace investigations.
When there is an overlap between a workplace investigation and a potential criminal investigation by law enforcement, there are a host of tricky issues. This webinar will highlight these challenges for investigators, discussing different approaches for different types of cases, and provide guidance about how and when to work in concert with law enforcement, and when to move ahead on our own.
The intersection between the criminal law, employment law and workplace investigations will be explored with a panel comprising an investigator, employment lawyer and criminal barrister. Workplace investigators may be required to consideration evidence that may be admissible in future criminal proceedings. The most common incidents of workplace criminal behaviour relate to fraud, theft, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. Is it a criminal issue? Is employment law advice needed? Do I call the investigator? Maybe it is a combination with crossover and timing concerns.
This session will cover the legal framework governing municipal employment complaints and investigations, including the complexities of confidentiality in the context of open meetings and open records laws.
During the course of this webinar, a panel of experienced workplace investigators will take AWI members’ questions. Panelists, Lisa Bowman, Dinamary Horvath, and Judy Mims, will bring their unique perspectives and experiences as external, internal, and private workplace investigators to the issues facing AWI members today.
The focus of this webinar is to provide information on the investigative framework required to gather the information relevant to making a determination of the future risk of physical violence that an individual may pose.
During this program, a neuropsychologist will explain these processes so investigators better understand how to minimize harm and maximize the information they gather in survivor interviews. Experienced workplace investigators will also discuss special considerations that may apply when assessing trauma survivor credibility.