Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims: What You Need to Know Before the EEOC Comes Knocking

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Workplace Application: You will gain an understanding of the delicate nature of sexual harassment claims and will walk away with tools to effectively handle future incidents.
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Sexual harassment investigations require a delicate approach. Tricky issues include the gender of the investigator, office romances gone sour and the classic “he said, she said” complaints. Sensitive questions about flirting, touching and sex must be handled with care. Frequently, investigators back away from asking these difficult questions simply because they don’t know what to say or how to make the witness comfortable. Learn from an experienced investigator how to handle these complicated and delicate investigations.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm
Presenter: 

Allison West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Allison
West, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Allison West is an employment attorney by background and uses her legal skills coupled with sound human resources practices to assist companies in managing and reducing their workplace risks.  She is a frequent top rated-speaker on employment law and human resources topics.  Allison specializes in delivering customized interactive training, conducting workplace investigations, coaching executives and managers, human resources consulting and provides expert witness assistance. Allison is a Board Member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and is licensed to practice law in California and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources and SHRM-SCP certification.

Location: 
Renaissance Ballroom West A
Amount of Credit: 
1.50
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Relationship Management
HR Expertise
Communication
Intended Audience: 
Mid-Level
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