How to Conduct an Internal Employee Investigation

September 11, 2012
Southeastern Pennsylvania Society for Human Resource Management
American Heritage Federal Credit Union2068 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115

9 to 10 a.m.

Today's workplace is filled with legal risks and pitfalls, including potential harassment, discrimination and employee violence, just to name a few. A company's human resources professionals are usually on the front line in dealing with these issues and are often tasked with investigating and effectively remedying the situation. How the internal investigation is conducted can make the difference between a swift and amicable internal resolution or costly and time-consuming court litigation. This program will provide helpful tips and advice on how to conduct an effective internal investigation including:

  • The legal ramifications of the investigation
  • When to investigate
  • How to plan the investigation
  • How to respond to and interview the complainant
  • Conducting witness interviews
  • Compiling and analyzing information
  • Determining appropriate corrective action
  • Drafting the investigation report
  • Potential litigation and privilege issues


Wayne E. Pinkstone