Employment Law Update 2018
An intensive 1-day insight to ensure you comply and are prepared for the negotiating table
Conducting a sufficient investigation particularly with respect to harassment & discrimination complaints25 September | 9.00am - 12.30pm
Investigations represent an opportunity to deal with significant employment issues but also present a significant risk to both you and employees if conducted incorrectly. With significant increases in complaints likely in an environment of heightened awareness post-Weinstein, this workshop gives you practical lessons on how to conduct a proper and thorough investigation with insight and sensitivity, avoiding making a costly mistake during the process.
- What constitutes “sufficient investigation” in the eyes of the Employment Court and what scope and detail do you need?
- A step-by-step guide to putting together an employee investigation - Special considerations in conducting an investigation over sensitive claims - Special protections for both the complainant and employees involved in the investigation
- Developing questioning skills and conducting interviews
- Taking things seriously? What constitutes the subject matter of a complaint – when is a threshold to act reached?
- How to walk the minefield of conflicting information and misleading answers
- Avoiding wasting time in the investigations process
- Consulting with staff and adequately explaining the situation - Balancing need to know vs privacy considerations
- Managing the rights and expectations of all parties involved
- Looking at and learning from recent case law - where have employers gone wrong with employee investigations
- Concluding and communicating the investigation