Park Avenue Presentations

How to Conduct an effective Internal Investigation of Workplace Misconduct

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Randall Schauer


Webinar Details

With the increase in employment discrimination claims and retaliation claims arising out of workplace misconduct, the importance of properly investigating claims of improper treatment of employees may be an employer’s only tool to prevent liability for workplace misconduct.  Obviously, employers do not receive a warning from employees when something will occur that requires an investigation. Worse yet, because of a failure of training, supervisors often do not understand when an investigation should be initiated. Thus, it is vitally important to be ready when the need for an investigation arises.  The courts have made it clear that an employer’s best defense against liability for co-worker harassment is effectively investigating the claim and taking appropriate remedial action.  A good internal investigation is a critical step in this process. 


This webinar, conducted by Randy Schauer, a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law firm, will review the legal context of an investigation.  Mr. Schauer will discuss the development of effective and legal procedures for an investigation, preparation for the investigation, witness interview techniques, and methods of determining appropriate corrective action at the conclusion of the investigation.  This seminar will offer practical advice that is applicable in any size workplace. 





This event will be presented live by phone together with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. Internet access is not required for phone-only participants. 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.