(Recorded Webinar) How to Conduct Effective Workplace Investigations

This webinar is closed to new enrollments. 

Duration: 50 minutes
Recorded on: 5/23/2022

All attendees will receive a workplace investigation checklist to use in their organizations.

The prospect of receiving an employee complaint and conducting a workplace investigation is one that raises the collective blood pressure of an organization. For a C-suite executive, the immediate concern is whether the grievance will escalate into protracted and costly litigation. For a human resources manager, the predominant issue is logistical as they will be tasked with planning, overseeing, and facilitating the investigation. For a mid-level manager or supervisor, a potential investigation induces trepidation – either because the manager is the subject of the complaint or because of the impact a full-fledged investigation may have upon a department’s productivity and morale. And, for the complainant, the notion of lodging a complaint raises a panoply of emotions.

Unfortunately, far too often, workplace investigations are flawed right from the very start as they are plagued with inefficiencies, bias, ineffectiveness, or unfairness. As a result of failing to conduct proper and legally compliant investigations, organizations are vulnerable to an array of negative consequences including:

  • Time-consuming and costly litigation
  • Bad publicity
  • Poor employee morale
  • A reduced willingness of employees to report incidents or fully participate in future investigations

In this webinar, FTLF will provide a step-by-step guide on how to conduct an efficient investigation from the moment the organization is first advised of a workplace issue. We will also discuss the best practices that organizations should have in place to avoid many of the common investigation pitfalls. Additionally, we will demonstrate how an organization can proactively use investigations to reduce potential legal liability and to further organizational objectives such as employee morale and productivity.

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Employment Law and Human Resources Compliance and Training Package holders. For more information on the training package, click here or Contact Us.

Target Audience

  • Human Resources Managers and Staff
  • C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs
  • Directors and Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers
  • In-House Legal Counsel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Organize, plan, and conduct a workplace investigation
  • Learn the best practices for conducting a workplace investigation
  • Identify the common pitfalls that organizations should avoid during an investigation
  • Minimize the lawsuits and liability that can arise from an organization’s failure to conduct a proper investigation
  • Use investigations as a tool to increase organizational efficiency, productivity, and morale
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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H. Scott Johnson Jr.

As of September 2023, H. Scott Johnson is no longer with the firm.

H. Scott Johnson Jr. is Senior Counsel with the firm in the Employment Law, Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Care practice groups. Scott maintains an active practice advising business and institutional clients on employment matters, commercial agreements, government contracts, and risk management. In addition to his corporate practice, Scott is also well-regarded for his employment and complex civil litigation practice. His complex civil litigation experience includes representing businesses in a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets. 

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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