Workplace Investigations in Connecticut: Best Practices When Defending An Employer

Produced on: December 19, 2017

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Course Description

Time 67 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

An employer has a legal duty to conduct a prompt, thorough, and unbiased investigation when it becomes aware of harassment complaints in the workplace. When done properly, workplace investigations and prompt remedial action can serve to defend against employment-related claims and preclude recovery. However, when done improperly there are significant risks of exposure.

This course, presented by employment lawyer, Robin Kallor, offers an extensive overview of these legal requirements and how to best insulate workplaces from liability.

This course is designed to be helpful to lawyers seeking a better understanding of how to conduct prompt, thorough, and unbiased workplace investigations and how they can be used as a risk management tool. This course is also intended to be helpful to more experienced attorneys and academic instructors.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify what triggers the duty to investigate and what interim steps should be taken during the pendency of the investigation and who should conduct the investigation
  2. Discuss how to develop an investigation plan, including what documents to review, who to interview and in what order
  3. Review how to conduct witness interviews, including what questions to ask and how to set the appropriate tone
  4. Discern how to draw conclusions, including credibility determinations, to withstand cross-examination
  5. Comprehend the necessary components to an investigation report
  6. Navigate the necessary steps following an investigation, in order to insulate your workplaces from liability in Connecticut



Faculty

Robin Kallor

Rose Kallor, LLP

Robin Kallor regularly advises and represents employers on a broad range of labor and employment matters involving discrimination, retaliation, Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, breach of contract and any other matters that pertain to the employer-employee relationship in both the unionized and non-union settings.

In doing so, she often appears in state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before government administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the New York State Division on Human Rights, the National Labor Relations Board, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration and the federal and state departments of labor. In her defense of civil rights and other employment related litigation, she has frequently obtained pretrial dismissal or other satisfactory conclusion in both the federal and state courts.

In her varied management-side practice, Robin gives advice and litigates issues relating to race, color, religion, national age, sex, disability and national origin discrimination, wage and hour claims, including collective action claims brought under the FLSA, Family and Medical Leave Act issues, employee discipline, employee claims of breach of contract, defamation and other work-related tort claims and any other human resources issue. She drafts and reviews job descriptions, employment contracts, employee handbooks and employer policies and procedures. She also represents employers in wage and hour audits and conducts "self-audits" before the state and federal departments of labor. Robin conducts workplace investigations, serves as a mediator and is a frequent speaker on emerging labor and employment law issues.

Robin currently serves on the Economic Development Committee of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce. Moreover, she regularly volunteers as a pro bono speaker for the Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and serves as a volunteer mediator for the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. 

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Wow! Very thorough presentation.

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