Breaking Down Workplace Investigations - eSeminar (4 Sessions)
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In this engaging and practical training, you will learn how to conduct effective and procedurally-sound workplace investigations. We will cover four critical aspects of all workplace investigations. You will learn how to evaluate a complaint and right-size an investigation, interviewing techniques and more.

When: February 19, 21, 26, 28
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Where: Online
United States
Contact: NCHRA

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Breaking Down Workplace Investigations - eSeminar (4 Sessions)
Tuesday, 2/19, Thursday, 2/21, Tuesday, 2/26, Thursday, 2/28
12:00 - 1:00pm each day online

Qualifies for 4 California HRCI Recertification Credits / 4 SHRM PDCs

Price: Member $195 / General $245 / Join Now $389.97


Join us online to thoroughly break down workplace investigations STEP by step with Sr. Associate Attorney Liz Paris in this flexible, online eSeminar format. In this engaging and practical training, you will learn how to conduct effective and procedurally-sound workplace investigations. We will cover four critical aspects of all workplace investigations (STEP):

  • Scrutinizing: We will review what to do when allegations come to your attention – How do we evaluate the complaint? Do we need to investigate? How do we right-size this investigation?  Who should conduct the investigation?

  • Talking (and tracking-down): Participants will learn how to gather relevant information by talking to witnesses and tracking down relevant documents. We will discuss the critical “First 90 Seconds” of any interview and share tips for managing reluctant (and sometimes very unhappy) witnesses.

  • Executive Involvement: We will discuss the often overlooked component of executive-level involvement in determining responses and remedies at the end of an investigation.

  • Putting It In Writing: Document, document, document! To close out this series, we will review why documentation is critical in workplace investigations, as well as what information should be included, and how to reach findings supported by the evidence.  

After participating, you will leave having learned:

  • How to evaluate a complaint and right-size an investigation.

  • Interviewing techniques.

  • How investigative outcomes can impact company cultures and foster trust between staff and management.

  • What information should be included in any workplace investigation file.


Liz Paris, Sr. Associate Attorney, Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corp

Liz graduated from McGeorge School of Law and earned a BA from UC Davis. She is licensed to practice law in California and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Prior to joining Van Dermyden Maddux, Liz was employed at UC Davis where she provided policy and contract interpretation to management and staff, responded to grievances and complaints, acted as the University Advocate for administrative hearings, and negotiated contracts with labor unions. Additionally, she conducted investigations and fact-findings and served as a Hearing Officer in student discipline hearings. Prior to law school, Liz worked in Human Resources for various companies, providing advice and assistance with recruitment, hiring, termination, and performance management.

Liz conducts workplace investigations at a variety of companies, including public and private employers.  She investigates allegations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and compliance. Additionally, Liz is an experienced investigator in Title IX sexual misconduct claims.



Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.