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Webinar Preview: How to Write Effective Investigation Reports

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As part of the i-Sight webinar series, here's a sneak peek at Xan Raskin sharing tips for preparing effective investigation reports.

As part of the i-Sight webinar series, here's a sneak peek at Xan Raskin sharing tips for preparing effective investigation reports.

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  • 1. Introduction Xan Raskin, Esq., SPHR Xan Raskin has spent her entire career solving workplace issues. As an experienced employment attorney and workplace conflict resolution expert for more than fifteen years, she has a 360 degree insight into the importance of effective workplace investigations, particularly the written summary or report. As part of her current business, Artixan Consulting Group, she conducts investigations as an objective third-party, trains human resources professionals on investigation techniques, mediates employment discrimination cases for the federal district court in New York, and provides workplace conflict resolution consulting and training to corporations across the U.S. Joe Gerard Joe Gerard is the VP of Sales & Marketing at i-Sight, a leading provider of web-based case management software for corporate investigations. He’s worked with companies like Dell, Coke, Allstate, BP and more than 100 others to implement improved investigative processes that leverage best practices and case management. Artixan Consulting Group 2012 Do Not Distribute Without Permission 1
  • 2. Agenda• Importance of Workplace Investigation Reports• Best Practices for Organization & Structure• Avoiding Drafting Pitfalls• Retention of Investigation Reports• Communicating to Third Parties• Questions Artixan Consulting Group 2012 Do Not Distribute Without Permission 2
  • 3. Legal Landscape• The statistics tell the story – 9947: Number of wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination charges filed by disgruntled employees with the EEOC in 2011. – $312 million: How much U.S. employers paid in 2011 to settle EEOC charges – 2 ½ years: Average length, from complaint to settlement, of an employment lawsuit.• Formal claims can come the complainant, as well as anyone adverse action is taken against as part of remedial action following the investigation Artixan Consulting Group 2012 Do Not Distribute Without Permission 3
  • 4. The Importance ofWorkplace Investigation Reports• A workplace investigation report can be an effective tool for avoiding discrimination charges and litigation – Enables employer to take action, where appropriate, to remediate any misconduct – Provides a written record in the event of future misconduct by the same employee(s) to substantiate further action Artixan Consulting Group 2012 Do Not Distribute Without Permission 4
  • 5. The Importance ofWorkplace Investigation Reports• A workplace investigation report can also be an effective tool for reducing the cost and duration of charges and litigation, or in limiting liability – Reduce potential for punitive damages – The goal should be that a judge or jury could conclude from the report that the employer took the issue seriously, looked into the concerns raised promptly and thoroughly, responded appropriately, and had a documented good faith basis for any actions taken during or on the basis of the investigation Artixan Consulting Group 2012 Do Not Distribute Without Permission 5
  • 6. The Importance ofWorkplace Investigation Reports• Helps investigator remember the steps taken if questioned about it months or years later• Can be used as an effective negotiation tool in settlement discussions Artixan Consulting Group 2012 Do Not Distribute Without Permission 6