Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation - A Global Perspective

Date(s) of Presentation
October 27, 2009
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You Are Invited to a Free 90-Minute Webinar:

Conducting internal investigations of employee conduct has been common practice in the U.S. for years, and is only recently becoming a world-wide phenomenon. When grappling with a claim of harassment, discrimination, theft, retaliation, or workplace violence, a multi-national company needs to ensure that its investigation is handled consistently from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and is thorough and professional; otherwise, it faces a real prospect of expensive litigation and significant liability. This webinar will focus on the most important issues that arise from conducting an investigation anywhere in the world, including:

  • Standard of proof - how much evidence you need to decide if misconduct occurred
  • Whether the accused has the right to remain silent, to counsel, or to a union representative
  • The concrete skills that investigators must possess
  • How to obtain meaningful information from the accused and reluctant witnesses
  • Addressing concerns about retaliation and confidentiality
  • How to arrive at a conclusion that will withstand a legal challenge

Who Should Attend?

The webinar is an invitation-only event exclusively for clients of ELA member law firms. The information presented will be of particular interest to:

  • In-House Counsel
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • nternal Auditors
  • Corporate Security Officers
  • Business Owners
  • Other members of management who conduct or oversee internal investigations

Speakers for Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation:

  • Stephen J. Hirschfeld, CEO of the Employment Law Alliance and Partner, Curiale Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP, San Francisco, CA. -- Moderator
  • Gregory J. Heywood, RoperGreyell LLP, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Johannes Sahtepay-Engel, Swito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Stephen Sayer, Said Al Shahry Law Offices, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  • Enrique M. Stile, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal , Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Claire Toumieux, Flichy Grangé Avocats, Paris, France
  • Francis Xavier, Rajah & Tann, Singapore

Additional materials:

Article: Workers Behaving Badly by Stephen J. Hirschfeld

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