An Interactive Approach to Conducting Workplace Investigations – May 03, 2018

Workplace Investigations – Many employers struggle to gather information during witness interviews in investigations. Many employees for a variety of reasons are reluctant to be involved and can be less than forthcoming. In investigations, to meet its employer obligations, it’s crucial that interviews are structured to capture and gather all available accurate information, notwithstanding employee emotions that are often running high. This session will help HR professionals move through what often seems an investigatory maze and it will help you avoid legal pitfalls of conducting workplace discrimination investigations, plan the investigation properly, learn effective techniques and tips of how to prepare the report, communicate your findings to the accused and the complainant and prepare for future litigation.


  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Registration, Networking and Breakfast
  • 8:30-10:00 am Program

NISHRM Panelists


Michael Hyatt

Michael is a strategic business partner that serves MRA members as the HR Director of Government Affairs. Michael excels at problem solving and advising employers on complex regulatory issues – ranging from the Fair Labor Standards to Paid Sick Leave to Immigration Audits. His strengths include ensuring human resources policies and practices are compliant with federal and state laws, training employees and managers on equal employment opportunity and other supervisory topics, and handling investigations into employee grievances and complaints.                                            +1 763 253 7641

Deidre Garrett

Deidre is a human resource and operations leader that serves members as the Director of HR Services. Deidre has extensive experience in human resource planning and operations, organizational change, team building, organizational effectiveness, and facilitative leadership. Her broad background also includes talent acquisition and retention, employee relations, training and development, reward and recognition programs and performance management.                                           +1 262 696 3677



Event Registration

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