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Wrongful Termination & Best Practices for Effective Workplace Investigations in Virginia

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Produced on February 11, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Labor & Employment

Course Description

Investigations are part-and-parcel of the human resources industry. Are your clients conducting them as well as they could? Come review the basics, discuss best practices, and learn how to handle the unexpected from an employment attorney’s perspective.

This course, presented by Employment Law attorney Jacquelyn Thompson of FordHarrison LLP, offers an overview on how to protect against wrongful termination lawsuits in Virginia. One of the best ways to do this is by conducting thorough investigations into workplace conduct. For experienced practitioners and those entering the field of employment law, this course outlines a realistic approach to assisting your clients through the landmines of internal investigations.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify common mistakes in investigations
  2. Determine what steps to take when planning the investigation
  3. Discuss best practices for your interviewing strategy
  4. Examine how to handle common issues with confidentiality
  5. Review proper responses in investigations

Credit Information

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Jacquelyn Thompson


Jacki Thompson concentrates her practice on labor relations and employment litigation representing management.

Jacki guides clients through all facets of traditional labor law, including collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board, advising on legal issues related to unionization, and picketing. She also defends employers in employment litigation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, various state agencies, and in state and federal courts against a variety of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases. In addition, Jacki counsels employers on a variety of issues, including employee terminations, how to avoid/resolve labor and employment disputes and litigation, and Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, and ADA compliance.

She has also assisted employers with the drafting of employment agreements, separation agreements, covenants not to compete, employee handbooks and policies, and pre-employment applications. Jacki has done extensive work in a number of industries, including health care, manufacturing, airline, restaurant and hotel management, and higher education.

During law school, Jacki was a member of The George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law and was a student member of The George Washington Law School Academic Integrity Committee.


Mary Anne M.

excellent presentation

Robert S.

Jacki did an exceptional job. Well presented by someone with obvious experience.

Adria B.

Great job!

Scott R.


Erik V.


Barry G.

Excellent supporting slides.

Colleen K.

Excellent content.

Kevin M.


Roscoe H.

Well done. I usually represent plaintiffs, so this information was extremely insightful.

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