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**POSTPONED** Workplace Investigation Strategies: What HR Needs to Know
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Join HRACC for an interactive workshop providing an opportunity to conduct a workplace harassment investigation.

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
8:00 AM
Where: Sheraton Rocky Hill
100 Capital Boulevard
Rocky Hill, Connecticut  06067
United States
Contact: Chapter Operations

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Workplace Investigation Strategies: What HR Needs to Know

Join us for an opportunity to conduct a workplace harassment investigation into allegations of bullying and other sensitive situations.  While the media has focused on harassment at work, another form of misconduct that is gaining attention worldwide is workplace bullying.  It is imperative that employers, both large and small, understand when and how to conduct workplace investigations regardless of the conduct alleged.  Attendees will have the chance to experience a workplace investigation into bullying as an example, and practice creating and carrying out a plan of action to investigate such allegations.

As part of an interactive workshop, Robinson+Cole’s attorneys will role play certain phases of the workplace investigation process based on hypothetical scenarios; following each phase, attendees will help identify and analyze the issues presented.  Such issues will include when an investigation must be conducted, who should investigate, how to investigate, and how to memorialize the investigation. We will also briefly discuss the concept of bullying in its many forms in the workplace.

Key Learning Objectives:

~ Understand when an employer is required to conduct a workplace investigation as a result of a complaint of bullying in addition to other sensitive situations
~ Understand who should investigate and how
~ Understand special issues associated with investigations into allegations of workplace bullying
~ Understand how to document the investigation


Doors open at  8:00 AM

  8:00 AM –  Registration, Buffet Breakfast, & Networking
  9:00 AM  – Presentation Begins
12:00 PM –  Presentation Concludes

This program has been submitted to HRCI for Recertification Credits, and to SHRM for Professional Development Credits.  Credits are pending.


~Please note this is a Pre-Pay Only event~

Pay via credit card at the time of your registration, or choose the "Check/Money Order" option to print your invoice and mail your check.  

All checks should be made payable to HRACC and sent to:  P.O. Box 7281, Berlin, CT 06037Payments should reach us prior to March 31st.

Sorry - we cannot accept payments at the door on the day of the event.


Chapter Members of HRACC - $75.00
Guests and Future Members - $90.00


Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, Esq., AWI-CH
counsels boards of directors, senior management, and human resources professionals in all areas of employment law, with a focus on sensitive, high-risk personnel issues, investigations, compliance, training, and U.S. market-entry initiatives for interna­tional corporations. She routinely advises private sector employers, ranging from NYSE and NASDAQ companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions to manufacturers, financial services firms, and federal contractors. Ms. Cole-Johnson is a trained workplace investigator and also repre­sents employers in litigation involving discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and other employment claims.  As a trusted advisor, she regularly counsels board chairs, chief executive officers and other C-Suite executives, as well as board committees and boards of directors, on a variety of matters, including C-Suite and director transitions, the executive search and selection process, and workplace investigations.

Rachel Kushel, Esq., AWI-CH
counsels clients on employment law and workplace human resource issues, working across a wide range of industries, including health care, financial services, government, and higher education. She has extensive experience defending management clients in state and federal court litigation matters as well as handling union grievances and arbitrations on behalf of employers. Ms. Kushel also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution and mediation sessions. She is a trained workplace investigator and conducts training sessions related to topics such as sexual harassment, workplace civility and avoiding discrimination claims.

Abby Warren, Esq., AWI-CH
counsels clients, including multinational corporations, private equity firms, educational institutions, manufacturers, and non-profits, on employment law and workplace human resource issues, including personnel issues and compliance. She also defends clients in state and federal court litigation matters as well as before state and federal agencies. Ms. Warren represents federal contractors in their compliance efforts, including with regard to affirmative action plans and audits. She is a trained workplace investigator and conducts, manages and provides advice regarding workplace investigations. Ms. Warren conducts trainings and presents on topics such as sexual harassment, workplace investigations, and discrimination.


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