to Conduct a Workplace Harassment, Bullying & Violence Investigation
Training” conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s
The EEOC requires that employers receiving a complaint, or otherwise
learning of alleged harassment in the workplace, investigate promptly
and thoroughly take immediate and appropriate corrective action by doing
whatever is necessary to end the harassment, make the victim whole by
restoring lost employment benefits or opportunities, and prevent the
misconduct from recurring. That’s a tall order to ensure a just and fair
handling of a harassment complaint – an essential order that all
organizations are required to follow. The investigation process is,
perhaps, the most critical element in dealing with harassment. In cases
that have gone to court it is often due to inadequate or absent
investigations of complaints.
While there is no such legal requirement for instances of bullying (in
which the definition varies widely), it is at the organization’s peril
to not investigate bullying complaints. Employees and their attorneys
are using various tort laws to bring action against their employer.
Additionally, it is possible that an incident of bullying may be
motivated by the target’s protected class and constitutes illegal
discrimination or harassment.
The courts have opined that organizations must prevent and intervene on
harassment complaints. The employer is required to demonstrate what it
has done to prevent harassment. Not only is conducting an investigation
a prevention and intervention tactic, but the HR professional tasked
with conducting an investigation should be trained in how to do so this
also demonstrates prevention.
Even if you have been doing investigations for years – if you have never
been trained, how do you know if you are conducting them correctly to
prevent liability, determine the accuracy of the complaint, corroborate
evidence, determine credibility, and form an opinion? This program will
cover the intricacies of conducting a harassment investigation.
For more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pxnsxr/how_to_conduct_a?w=4
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