Your company’s response to an employee’s allegation of harassment or discrimination by another employee could be the difference between timely resolution of a situation or a long, painful lawsuit.
In this interactive presentation, we will look at:
- DFEH expectations
- How to determine whether a complaint needs to be investigated
- When to consult with legal counsel
- The role of the outside investigator – when, why and how to get them involved
- How to ensure your investigation adheres to all local, state, and federal laws
- Critical strategies to prevent employee retaliation
- Practical techniques to minimize further litigation
Cook Brown attorneys Deb Hinshaw Vierra and Chris Moores bring a unique combination of experience and perspective to a discussion about getting to the truth.
About Deb Hinshaw Vierra and Chris Moores
- Deb has conducted over 250 workplace investigations. She has been retained by both private and public entities to advise on in-house investigations, as well as to conduct neutral third-party investigations. She has investigated claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation; failure to investigate; failure to reasonably accommodate; theft and/or destruction of company trade secrets and other company property; ethical violations; actual and threatened workplace violence; and, other violations of employer policies and practices.
- Chris joined Cook Brown this year after completing a fellowship at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, where he worked on both litigation and investigation matters and focused on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation issues in the employment and housing context.
The Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street, Sacramento
- Paid parking will be provided. Garage entrance is at 824 L Street
- Club dress policy requests business attire (no jeans). Thank you so much.
$30 per person