Writing the investigative report actually begins from the very
beginning of your investigation and continues throughout the process.
This webinar will discuss the intricacies of writing the critical final
report of your investigation that may be discoverable (all documents
that must be provided to opposing counsel in case of a lawsuit) if an
employee files a formal charge with the EEOC or your state's human
rights department, or if you are sued. A number of critical actions are
required as part of your investigation. These include determining
credibility of each interviewee, corroborating evidence and reaching a
conclusion. In order to write a thorough report, investigators must make
a decision as to whether the investigated misconduct was a violation of
any laws or policies and present these findings in an objective,
accurate and concise manner. An in-depth comprehensive investigative
report memorializes the investigation, and can be evidence that an
investigation actually occurred to minimize your liability.
In my experience as an expert witness for harassment, discrimination,
and bullying lawsuits, human resources professionals lack the knowledge
in how to document the investigation and write a final report which is
critical to ensure employees' civil rights are not compromised and the
organization's liability is minimized. Knowing how to write a formal
investigative report may save a tremendous financial burden on the
organization due to the issues outlined in the first bullet. An
investigation that is not documented basically did not occur.
Why should you Attend:
- Will receive an in-depth outline of the critical elements in an investigative report
- Will know what needs to be documented regarding credibility of each witness, target, and the accused
- Will identify how to document corroborated evidence
- Will list how to draw conclusions
- All of which must be included in the report to minimize liability
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Discuss the critical elements of the investigative report
- List frequently missing elements from reports
- Appraise credibility of each interviewee
- Describe how to reach conclusions
- List required follow-up actions.
Who Will Benefit:
- Human Resources Professionals
- External Investigators
workplace and school harassment and bullying. She conducts harassment
harassment and bullying lawsuits. Her clients are from business,
public and private sector.