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Workplace Investigations Training for Supervisors: How to Act, and What to Say without Breaking the Law - On-Demand

Workplace Investigations Training for Supervisors: How to Act, and What to Say without Breaking the Law - On-Demand

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Workplace Investigations Training for Supervisors: How to Act, and What to Say without Breaking the Law - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to train supervisors and managers on how to act so they doesn’t spark harassment, retaliation, or other lawsuits based on their conduct during and after internal investigations.



Courts generally view supervisors as agents of their employers. During a workplace investigation, if a supervisor breaks confidentiality, engages in harassing or retaliatory conduct toward someone who’s lodged a complaint about the workplace or serves as a witness to questionable conduct, or otherwise conducts him or herself in a way that’s not in the organization’s best interests, the organization could be exposed to tremendous legal liability if a harassment or retaliation claim is filed.

To minimize these risks, HR should train supervisors and managers on how to conduct themselves during and following a workplace investigation.

Use this on-demand webinar with Attorney Timothy Murphy of Skoler Abbott who will outline best practices for training supervisors and managers on how to conduct workplace investigations and properly manage their own conduct during and after the probe.

After this webinar, you’ll be able to train supervisors and managers to:

  • Conduct themselves properly during an investigation—including if they are accused of wrongdoing
  • Respond appropriately if they receive a complaint or witness inappropriate conduct
  • Maintain the appropriate level of confidentiality 
  • Avoid actions that might fuel harassment or retaliation claims
  • Communicate with employees about the investigation without exposing the organization to liability
  • And more!

About Your Presenter

Timothy F. Murphy, Esq.Timothy F. Murphy, Esq.
Partner
Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

Timothy F. Murphy is a partner with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., and practices in the firm’s Springfield, Massachusetts, office. He joined the firm in 2001 and became a member in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, he served as General Counsel to an area labor union, worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, and was a litigator for a large defense firm in Springfield. A Springfield native, he is a magna cum laude graduate of American International College in Springfield, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Western New England Law School in 1990. His experience as a union attorney gives him unique insight into complex labor relations matters. He also is an experienced litigator, representing management in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies on matters involving employment discrimination and alleged violations of the myriad of labor and employment laws that affect the employer-employee relationship. In addition to providing employment-related advice to employers, he assists clients in remaining union-free and has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Murphy is a member of the Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee of CUE. He is a regular contributor to business publications and to the New England Employment Law Letter

Murphy is a former adjunct professor at Western New England College, teaching employment law courses, and he regularly makes presentations before management groups on labor and employment law topics.

Murphy has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2013. In 2015 and 2018, he was honored as the Lawyer of the Year for Litigation–Labor and Employment by Best Lawyers in America.