Workplace Investigations – How to Conduct Witness Interviews

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Teri Morning

 

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Webinar Description

Every employer will at some time be faced with conducting a workplace investigation. For most employers the most challenging aspect is struggling to gather information during witness interviews. Many employees for a variety of reasons are reluctant to be involved and can be less than forthcoming. To fulfill employer obligations with respect to complaints that could result in employer liability, it is crucial that interviews are structured to gather all available accurate information, notwithstanding employee emotions that are often running high.


The investigator in many workplaces is often an already overburdened employee to whom another time consuming project is now assigned. This investigator may have had little or no training in how to perform internal investigations.


Investigations by their very nature tend to leave at the least some employee relations damage. It is important that an employer learn how to take steps to avoid retaliatory behavior toward individuals involved in investigations or who have made complaints. This webinar will help investigators move through a difficult process that must be done correctly to assess the facts.

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Logistics

This event will be presented live with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. You may listen to the audio of the webinar by telephone or through your computer. The PowerPoint slides will be provided shortly before the event. Once you register, you will receive an email which is your receipt and which includes your instructions for dialing in and logging on. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before the webinar.