Webinars & Seminars

EmployerLINC Webinar: Handling harassment (or similar types of) complaints

“I’ve got a harassment complaint. Now what?”

Whether it’s an employee complaining of a hostile work environment, unwanted sexual advances by a co-worker, bullying in the workplace, or any other type of harassing behavior, ignoring such employee claims can be costly for employers. Harassment complaints that are not investigated, documented or handled correctly can lead to on-the-job performance issues with the complaining employee or — even worse — lawsuits that often include a claim of wrongful discharge or retaliation. So what’s an employer to do?


Kathy Neal
Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston

In this one-hour webinar, employment attorneys Kathy Neal and Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston provide practical tips for properly investigating a harassment complaint, dealing with the complaining employee going forward, and avoiding costly litigation.

Topics include:

  • The benefits of investigating complaints (and the dangers of not doing so)
  • The objectives of an investigation
  • Selecting the investigator(s)
  • Conducting employee interviews
  • Preparing the final report
  • Communicating the results, including any disciplinary action
  • Dealing with the complaining employee once the investigation is over
  • Handling performance issues or additional complaints of harassment or retaliation

Join us for the LIVE BROADCAST on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, from noon to 1pm CDT. There is no cost to participate. Please register at the link below to receive access information for the live broadcast as well as to sign up for HRCI credit, if interested. Registration is now closed.


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This program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Registration prior to the live event is required to receive HRCI credit for this webinar. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at http://www.hrci.org/.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

July 18, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM