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Klinedinst Presents Workplace Investigations Webinar

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Employers are facing increasing scrutiny when handling employee misconduct and discipline. It is more important than ever to conduct proper, thorough workplace investigations. Klinedinst Employment attorney Thomas E. Daugherty presented a special webinar demystifying exactly what employers need to know to avoid costly mistakes.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Employers are regularly faced with complaints from their employees of discrimination, harassment, and other claims of misconduct by co-workers and supervisors within the workplace. The law requires that employers take reasonable steps to provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  In order to make informed decisions on how to respond to a complaint and to put a stop to any improper conduct, a workplace investigation is often required.

Depending on the nature of the complaint, botched workplace investigations can cost employers hundreds of thousands of dollars, if the internal complaint develops into a lawsuit. In addition to litigation costs, employers may also face lost profits from decreased productivity and damage to their reputation.

As the frequency of these investigations rises, so does the potential for costly mistakes. It is more important than ever for employers to minimize liability while not infringing on the rights of their employees.

Thomas E. Daugherty
Thomas E. Daugherty

Thomas E. Daugherty from Klinedinst’s Employment Group presented a special webinar breaking down exactly what you need to know about workplace investigations:

  • What is a workplace investigation;
  • Why do employers conduct workplace investigations;
  • When should an employer conduct a workplace investigation;
  • Who should conduct workplace investigations;
  • How to conduct an effective workplace investigation.

These seminars are designed to keep HR professionals and business executives up to date, and will include practical guidance for addressing common issues that employers face with workplace investigations. Supervisors, owners, C-suite officers, and controllers will all benefit.

Each webinar has been pre-approved for 1-hour credit toward California GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. It also provides 1 hour MCLE credit.

There were two webinar showings:

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. PST
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. PST


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