Park Avenue Presentations

Internal Investigations of Employee Complaints and Job Misconduct - A Risky Business?

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Bob Gregg


Webinar Description

The standard discipline process requires pre-disciplinary investigation of performance problems, harassment, work rule violations, retaliation or other workplace misconduct. Complaints about your employees from your clients or customers or from fellow employees require prompt and thorough investigation. HR managers are often called upon to conduct investigations but aren’t given adequate training to do an effective investigation. Employees who are disciplined after an investigation have legal rights and often appeal to government agencies or sue their employer. How the investigation was performed often becomes the subject of legal challenge. Personal liability for the investigator may occur if the investigation is not handled properly. This webinar covers the legal and practical aspects to ensure a fair and valid internal investigation of matters that may require disciplinary action. The program covers practical techniques of planning fact finding, interviewing witnesses, and documenting your investigative findings. Special emphasis is given to issues related to confidentiality, invasion of privacy, defamation and what you should and should not do to prevent personal liability for just doing your job.





Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing Legal Education Credit Information

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:

California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.


CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779,x104.



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.