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Conducting Employee Investigations

Tags:  (2015 Dec 9th - 1:00pm)

Dos and Don’ts for Public Sector HR Professionals and Managers


The ability to conduct an effective internal investigation that will withstand legal scrutiny is a core competency for HR professionals — and one of your most challenging duties. Shifting workforce demographics, new laws, improper training, pressure to resolve complaints quickly, and employees who are more aware of their rights are all contributing factors to the complexity of the process.

How you respond to and investigate internal complaints and allegations can have a serious impact, both legally and practically, on employee morale, productivity and workplace culture. Poorly conducted internal investigations can also cost an agency financially, damage its reputation and the reputations of the HR professionals tasked with overseeing it.

The good news is that a properly conducted investigation — one that is prompt, thorough and impartial — can go a long way toward defending your agency should a lawsuit be filed later. By ensuring a fair investigative process, HR professionals can help build morale and trust among employees, and a positive reputation for their agency and themselves.

Learn how to navigate potential legal landmines with this critical webinar, the fourth and final in IPMA-HR’s Essentials of Employment Labor Law series. Whether investigations are a routine task for you, or you’re a bit rusty, 30-year veteran of employment and labor law and partner at Barnes & Thornburg, David Ritter, will help enhance your skills and knowledge so you can conduct your next investigation with confidence.

Earn Educational Credits

HRCI | The Essentials of Employment & Labor Law webinar series, has been approved for 4 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information, visit


IPMA-CP | This webinar series has been approved for 4 points (1 point per webinar) toward IPMA-CP or IPMA-CS recertification. To learn more, please visit:


Who Should Attend?

  • HR Managers and Directors
  • HR Executives
  • HR Generalists
  • Line Managers and Supervisors
  • Legal Staff

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