Writing Effective Workplace Investigation Reports

recording Writing Effective Workplace Investigation Reports

You Will Learn:

  • How to scope and plan an investigation
  • How to organize and structure an investigation report that will withstand scrutiny
  • Examples of report format options (verbal, written full, written summary)
  • Tips for documenting credibility assessments and mitigating risks of libel claims
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Do you know what to include and what to exclude in a workplace investigation report?

When an employee files a complaint or sues for unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation; creating a detailed record of what you reviewed, whom you spoke with, and how you responded is crucial.

In fact, investigation reports that don’t state the facts clearly could open the door to costly litigation.

Developing, following and documenting a thorough and impartial process is key to executing a successful and legally compliant investigation.

This webinar will walk you through the fundamentals and provide guidelines and templates for conducting and reporting your next workplace investigation in a clear, concise and accurate manner.

Learning Objectives

This practical program provides step-by-step guidance to help first-time and seasoned investigators prepare winning investigation reports and documentation from complaint to closure.

  • How to scope and plan an investigation
  • How to conduct and document an investigation that will withstand scrutiny
  • Tips for establishing trust and confidence in the integrity of the investigation
  • Tips on note taking and record keeping throughout the investigation
  • How to assess witness credibility
  • Strategies to organize the investigation report
  • How to document credibility assessments
  • Tips for drafting the factual analysis
  • Methods for applying standards of proof and drafting sound, reasoned findings of fact
  • Factors to consider in whether to make:
    • Conclusions of policy violations
    • Conclusions of law
    • Recommendations

Product ID: 17064

Bonus Material

Plus, you get Conducting Internal Investigations – a $347 value – absolutely FREE!

Jam-packed with compliance guidelines, this 70 page guide will arm you with the knowledge you need to properly conduct internal investigations.

• When Do You Need to Conduct an Internal Investigation?
• Investigative Policy for Your Organization
• Investigation Process
• Preparing for the Investigation
• Conducting the Investigation
• Collect Evidence
• Witness Interviews
• Post-investigation Process
• Handling Specific Situations
• Sample Policy, Questions, and Report Guidelines

So don’t delay! Get the tools you need to develop, follow and document a thorough and impartial workplace investigation.

Learn Key Fundamentals to Conducting & Reporting a Workplace Investigation

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Lorene F. Schaefer, Esq.
Lorene F. Schaefer, Esq.
Schaefer & Associates LLC

Lorene F. Schaefer, Esq. is an attorney, mediator and neutral workplace investigator, consultant and expert witness in Atlanta, Georgia with over 27-years of experience, including 14 years as in-house counsel at the General Electric Company.

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