What’s Next -> Workplace Investigations - Mastering the Basics (Vacaville)
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
Registration 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Program 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Qualifies for 1.0 General Recertification Credit / 1.0 SHRM PDC
Price: Members: Free (Bring a Friend) / General: $35
Join us for some wine & wisdom at Sonoma Harvest for an important presentation!
In this session, we will cover what you need to know for the scope and process of managing a workplace investigation if you’ve dealt with a complaint or allegation in your workplace. If you haven’t had to deal with one yet, participate to prepare and take a proactive stance as an HR professional. Become better equipped to manage various parties and their competing interests throughout the investigative process. Prepare to conduct analysis and reach findings that are supported by the investigative record.
Learn how to prioritize throughout the investigation process including noticing all involved parties, dealing with challenging representatives, and determining when sufficient information has been gathered to reach findings. Discover how the organization of the investigation helps keep you within scope and on time with your findings, how to communicate appropriately with the parties, and how to reach solid and supported findings and analysis.
We will discuss how to work through credibility factors and how to apply credibility analysis in reaching findings.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Liz Paris, Sr. Associate Attorney, Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corp
Liz conducts workplace and Title IX campus investigations and acts as a hearing officer in Title IX campus sexual assault matters. Prior to joining Van Dermyden Maddux, Liz was employed at UC Davis where she routinely 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. Trained in Trauma Informed Forensic Interviewing, Liz is also an experienced investigator in Title IX sexual misconduct claims and serves as an Appeal Hearing Officer for Title IX cases. In this role, Liz reviews campus responses to Title IX allegations within the framework of the individual school’s appeal process. In her deliberations, she considers whether the administration’s response to claims of sexual misconduct were compliant with policies meant to provide a safe campus for students.
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.