Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in the workplace even with existing and developing regulations to train employees and managers against engaging in such behavior. The obligation to conduct a sound and thorough investigation by an appropriate investigator is mostly understood. This course is designed to provide HR practitioners of all levels with a step-by-step process for conducting sexual harassment investigations in the work environment that will protect employees and the company as well.
Why Should You Attend:
Conducting a sound sexual harassment investigation in the workplace with thoroughness and diligence can be a confusing and labor-intensive undertaking. Add to that the importance of conducting the investigation in a timely manner and you face a potentially daunting task that must be done in addition to your day-to-day responsibilities.
This course is designed to provide you with a step-by-step process for conducting a sexual harassment investigation in the workplace without becoming overwhelmed. You’ll learn ways to plan out your investigation, handle requests not to investigate, understand the importance of hearsay, and learn specific aspects of selecting the ideal investigator.
During this session, you’ll not only understand foundational concepts and details, but you’ll also prepare yourself and avoid potential missteps.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- Obligations for the employer to conduct workplace investigations
- 9 steps to conducting a thorough sexual harassment investigation in the workplace
- Common errors in responding to employee complaints and how to avoid them
- Key details for selecting the proper investigator for sexual harassment investigations in the workplace
- Related topics you must be aware of concerning workplace investigations
- Walk through a mini case study and how to put these key learnings into practice
- Resources for conducting workplace investigations, including sexual harassment allegations
Who Will Benefit:
- Human resources professionals – all levels
- Business executives
- Department leaders
- Internal security
- Legal counsel – internal and external