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The Top 10 Things You Need to Know When Investigating High-Level Executives
Monday 06/19/2017 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Senior-level
Workplace Application:
You will learn practical, legal and strategic tips to help you effectively conduct high-level investigations. 

You've just been asked to investigate a complaint against someone in senior management. Your next steps are absolutely critical. This session will explore the challenging and often delicate issues related to investigating senior executives. You will learn about investigator selection/retention, reporting requirements, “chain of command”, disclosure obligations and scope of the investigation. And, don't forget potential defamation and other potential legal issues, as well as managing internal and external public relations issues. This session will help you:

  • Understand the nuances and complexities of investigating senior-level executives.
  • Take steps to prepare your organization for the legal risks that can occur before, during and after the investigation.
  • Create an effective strategy that covers retaliation concerns, evidence, privilege and technology issues.
  • Effectively handle your next high-level investigation with practical tips and take-aways.
Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR Photo
Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Principal,
Employment Practices Specialists