ON-DEMAND – CERTIFICATE IN CONDUCTING LAWFUL WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS SEMINAR
Do you know how to conduct a lawful workplace investigation?
In addition to saving potentially millions of dollars in litigation costs and lost productivity, a lawfully conducted investigation can nip workplace problems in the bud; keeping businesses operating smoothly—and out of the courtroom.
Making the right decision often turns on the quality of the investigation that has been conducted. Without the facts, decision-making is flawed and can expose the employer to significant liability.
Over the course of the program, you will watch detailed, “real time” investigations (through role playing) as the attorney-instructor guides attendees through the investigatory process; giving important pointers and recommendations throughout. Participants will learn how to handle complaints legally by gaining actual experience in interviewing witnesses and evaluating evidence.
Seminar Tuition: $1,575
This uniquely interactive and comprehensive program will provide investigators with a framework of legal and best practices knowledge and will give you the confidence, skills and techniques needed to properly conduct an effective investigation.
Seminar topics include:
How you will benefit:
- Learn step-by-step guidelines for investigating any complaint
- Be proactive and avoid the legal pitfalls of investigations
- Know what steps to take to minimize your liability
- Understand what sexual harassment is—and what it isn’t
- Get a realistic view of the timing of investigations
- Get beneficial advice on handling evidence
- Keep your work force running smoothly during and after an investigation
- Guard against retaliation and subsequent inappropriate misconduct
After completing this course you will have learned:
- How to recognize workplace situations that require an investigation
- How to develop an investigation plan
- How to collect and record evidence
- The rights of the parties involved in an investigation
- How to identify and interview the plaintiff, witnesses and the respondent
- How to assemble statements and write a thorough and defensible report
- When and what information can, and should, be released to the involved parties
- How to make recommendations about next steps after the investigation is complete
Scenario investigations include:
- Sexual harassment
- Complaints of discrimination
- Safety concerns
- Medical issues
- Circumstances where employee witnesses would prefer not to voluntarily participate.
Learn more about the seminar.
Gavin S. Appleby advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, from defending single-plaintiff and class action employment cases to offering advice on difficult employment issues and labor relations matters.
Gavin has significant knowledge of drug testing and sports anti-doping matters. He has tried cases in 20 different states and regularly appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Department of Labor as well as many state agencies. A member of the professional tennis Anti-Doping Review Board and the Anti-Doping Review Board for international cricket, Gavin co-authored professional tennis’ anti-doping rules and successfully defended sports federations in international drug hearings. He has also published numerous articles on employment and labor law issues, ranging from union avoidance to dealing with problem employees.
Gavin is renowned as an exemplary employment law and diversity trainer. He has developed legally-defensible diversity programs, created numerous interactive training programs and trained thousands of human resources professionals and operations managers across the country.
“I thought Gavin Appleby was an incredible instructor. The program was engaging, dynamic, and incredibly informative. I’d give him more than 2 thumbs-up if I had more hands.”
“Gavin Appleby was a fantastic instructor. He was able to keep everyone engaged and the seminar interactive. I feel more confident in my investigation skills after this seminar.”
“Gavin Appleby is a great instructor. He made the session fun and relevant to the real world.”
“I learned so much more from this law seminar than I have ever learned in other seminars.”
SHRM has pre-approved this seminar for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.
IAML is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® has pre-approved these programs towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.
IAML certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the minimum continuing legal education rules and regulations of the states listed below.
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program has been approved for 13 PDCs.
HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
This program has been approved for 13 HR recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).
Continuing legal education (additional fees for CLE application and/or reporting fees may apply):
Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in or from other jurisdictions if the program has been accredited by another CLE jurisdiction (which includes California.) The State Bar of California has approved this program for 13 hours.
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 13 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
The Supreme Court of Arkansas Office of Professional Programs has approved this seminar for 13 hours.
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 13 credit hours. IAML certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum, continuing legal education.
Florida Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in or from other jurisdictions if the program has been accredited by another MCLE jurisdiction (which includes California.) This program has been approved by the State Bar of California for 16.75 hours. Florida credits are based on a 50-minute hour, therefore this course is eligible for 15.5 MCLE credit hours.
Attorneys licensed in Hawaii who attend a course that has been approved for credit by a Hawaii State Bar approved jurisdiction (which includes California) may claim the CLE credits from the course or activity without seeking prior Board approval for the course or activity. This program has been approved by the State Bar of California for 13 hours.
Maine attorneys are eligible to receive 13 credit hours for this program through Maine’s reciprocity provision that allows credit hours for courses or activities approved by another MCLE state (which includes California) and certified by that state’s CLE regulatory authority will be accepted for identical credit by the Board of Overseers of the Bar in Maine.
The Mississippi Commission on CLE has approved this seminar for 13 MCLE credit hours.
This seminar has been aproved by the Missouri State Bar for 16.2 hours.
NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the New Hampshire MCLE requirement. IAML believes this course meets the requirements of New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 780 minutes (15.5 hours) toward the annual NHMCLE requirement. New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance.
Attorneys licensed in New Jersey who attend an out-of-state CLE course that has been approved for credit by a New Jersey State Bar approved jurisdiction (which includes California) may claim the CLE credits from the course or activity without seeking prior Board approval for the course or activity. This program has been approved by the State Bar of California for 13 hours.
An attorney completing an eligible Approved Jurisdiction course (which includes California) may claim 15.5 hours of New York CLE credit in accordance with the requirements of the Program Rules, Regulations and Guidelines. This program has been approved by the State Bar of California.
This course has been submitted to the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 13 hours.rs.
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 13 hours.
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Pennsylvania in the amount of 13 credit hours. IAML certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of Pennsylvania governing minimum continuing legal education.
This Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization has approved this seminar for 13 credit hours.
This course has been approved by the Vermont Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners for 13 credit hours.
The Virginia CLE Board has approved this seminar for 13 credit hours.
This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 15 credit hours.
YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED
We're confident you're going to find this program to be highly beneficial and a fantastic use of your training budget! If, for any reason, you aren't completely satisfied, we will reimburse your tuition costs.
The fee for the full Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations Seminar is $1,575.
The fee includes extensive, specially prepared seminar materials, program-specific discussion boards with direct access to your instructors and access to the recorded sessions for a full year.
Are you eligible for a discount?
Once an organization has registered a representative for the full Certificate in Conducting Lawful Workplace Investigations Seminar, subsequent registrants from the same organization who attend any IAML seminar or conference are entitled to a discount. A $200 discount will be given for each subsequent full program registrant.
Discounts must be requested at the time of registration and are not combinable with other discount offers.
Very attractive discounts are available to organizations which enroll 5 or more participants to IAML seminars in any 12 month period. Participants do not necessarily need to attend at the same time.