Review Past Event - Workplace Investigations Webinar

Turning Stones... Solidifying Your Workplace Investigations

Plunkett Cooney Workplace Investigations Webinar

Archived Event

Turning Stones ...
Solidifying Your Workplace Investigations

Originally Held: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by Christina Corl and Brian McGorisk

 Webinar Overview

It’s inevitable that employers must investigate one or more of their employees, and a thorough investigation means leaving no stone unturned. Whether it’s for alleged substance abuse, job safety violations, workplace theft, discrimination or harassment, a properly-conducted investigation can be a powerful tool for discovering workplace problems and mitigating or even preventing related liability.

As an employer, it’s important to understand investigation best practices, including interview techniques, proper documentation and reporting, communication dos and don’ts and records retention. At the end of the day, proper investigations protect employers and lay the foundation for the defense of litigation.

Specific topics included:

  • Investigation best practices
  • Witness interview techniques
  • Proper documentation
  • Safeguarding employee privacy
  • Related state and federal laws

Intended Audience:

This webinar was designed primarily for junior- and mid-level human resource professionals. Corporate risk managers and commercial insurance providers should also find this webinar helpful in dealing with employment liability.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

The HR Certification Institute had pre-approved this activity for 1.25 (general) recertification credits toward the aPHR®, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi® and SPHRi® certifications. The content of the activity submitted has met the criteria of the Approved Provider Program.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. This approval is valid through 6/1/2016 and is not transferable.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

Plunkett Cooney Workplace Investigations Webinar

Featured Speakers:

A partner in the firm's Columbus office, Christina L. Corl focuses her litigation practice in the area of labor and employment law. She also has extensive experience in commercial law, product liability, premises liability, professional liability and municipal law. Ms. Corl represents national retail and commercial companies, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and law enforcement. She serves as Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, handling employment matters for The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati on administrative complaints with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, employment discrimination litigation in federal court and breach of employment contract cases. 
Brian McGorisk is a partner in Plunkett Cooney’s Flint, Michigan office, who represents clients in a variety of industries throughout the state, including insurance, financial, healthcare, retail and manufacturing. His practice includes particular expertise in the area of employment liability. As panel counsel to some of the nation’s leading insurance providers, he routinely defends the interests of employers in workplace litigation involving such claims as discrimination, wrongful termination and whistleblower liability.

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