Workplace investigations can be rife with unexpected obstacles and ethical conundrums for investigators. Investigators must be prepared to navigate these issues – all while remaining objective and unbiased. For attorneys, investigations can also implicate the Rules of Professional Conduct.
This seminar is designed for in-house attorneys, outside counsel, and human resources or compliance professionals who conduct or advise about investigations. Our presenters will discuss the ethical and logistical challenges that commonly occur during workplace investigations, as well as best practices to avoid these issues or resolve them when they do arise.
Our seasoned attorney-investigators leading this session, with hundreds of investigations under their belts, will discuss:
- Recognizing and avoiding potential conflicts of interest
- Disclosing the purpose of the investigation and the role of the investigator
- Handling anonymous complaints, recalcitrant witnesses, and assessing credibility
- Maintaining confidentiality – and potentially privilege – during and after investigations
- Presenting objective, supported factual findings
- Remaining impartial and unbiased at all times, including how to recognize and manage implicit bias
This program earns 1 NJ, NY, PA, and CT CLE Credit. CA is pending approval.
Appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
This program has been submitted to the HRCI and SHRM for review and is pending approval.