Is Your Harassment-Handling Protocol Court-Ready: Mastering Effective Investigation and Resolution of Sexual Harassment Claims

Elevate Your Team’s Expertise to Ensure Compliance and Safeguard Your Reputation!

Instructor :
Bob Churilla

Webinar ID:
16425

Date: AUG 20 2024 (TUE)

Start Time: 10 AM PT - 11:30 AM PT

Duration: 90 Mins.

What you will learn

    • Define Sexual Harassment and Relevant Legal and Organizational Frameworks.
    • Differentiate Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment Harassment.
    • Develop Effective Plans for Investigating Harassment Claims.
    • Criteria for Selecting Unbiased, Skilled Investigators.
    • Techniques for Effective Evidence Collection in….
    • Define Sexual Harassment and Relevant Legal and Organizational Frameworks.
    • Differentiate Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment Harassment.
    • Develop Effective Plans for Investigating Harassment Claims.
    • Criteria for Selecting Unbiased, Skilled Investigators.
    • Techniques for Effective Evidence Collection in Investigations.
    • Evaluate Witness Credibility with Proven Methodologies.
    • Create Detailed, Compliant Investigative Reports.
    • Compare Mediation and Litigation as Resolution Strategies

Course Description

Sexual harassment remains a critical concern, gaining urgent attention across industries.

This interactive webinar delves into advanced, real-world strategies to effectively address and resolve such claims.

We will address many critical areas like:

What happens when an allegation of sexual harassment surfaces in your organization?

    • This webinar provides a deep dive into the complexities of conducting thorough investigations.
    • We will explore the challenging decisions about selecting neutral investigators and deploying sophisticated evidence-gathering techniques to ascertain the truth behind the claims.

How do you navigate the delicate balance of fairness and thoroughness?

    • Learn how to craft a comprehensive report that outlines the investigative methods employed, evaluates the evidence collected, and assesses the credibility of all parties involved. This critical documentation supports the rationale behind the recommended actions and outcomes.

Is there a way to resolve claims without heading to court?

    • We will explore when and how mediation can be a powerful tool to confidentially and effectively settle disputes.
    • The webinar will detail the 4 Phase Process Model and Settlement Process Models of mediation, providing insights into choosing the best approach based on the specific circumstances of a case.

When is litigation the right course?

    • There are instances where mediation may not suffice.
    • We will discuss scenarios where legal action is necessary and how to prepare if your case progresses to court.

Join us to gain essential skills and knowledge to handle sensitive sexual harassment claims with discretion, efficiency, and legality.

Equip yourself to protect your organization and its employees with best practices from industry experts.

Join Now!

Sexual harassment remains a critical concern, gaining urgent attention across industries.

This interactive webinar delves into advanced, real-world strategies to effectively address and resolve such claims.

We will address many critical areas like:

What happens when an allegation of sexual harassment surfaces in your organization?

    • This webinar provides a deep dive into the complexities of conducting thorough investigations.
    • We will explore the challenging decisions about selecting neutral investigators and deploying sophisticated evidence-gathering techniques to ascertain the truth behind the claims.

How do you navigate the delicate balance of fairness and thoroughness?

    • Learn how to craft a comprehensive report that outlines the investigative methods employed, evaluates the evidence collected, and assesses the credibility of all parties involved. This critical documentation supports the rationale behind the recommended actions and outcomes.

Is there a way to resolve claims without heading to court?

    • We will explore when and how mediation can be a powerful tool to confidentially and effectively settle disputes.
    • The webinar will detail the 4 Phase Process Model and Settlement Process Models of mediation, providing insights into choosing the best approach based on the specific circumstances of a case.

When is litigation the right course?

    • There are instances where mediation may not suffice.
    • We will discuss scenarios where legal action is necessary and how to prepare if your case progresses to court.

Join us to gain essential skills and knowledge to handle sensitive sexual harassment claims with discretion, efficiency, and legality.

Equip yourself to protect your organization and its employees with best practices from industry experts.

Join Now!

Why you should attend

Sexual harassment is a serious issue that requires a fair but firm response!

In this webinar, Bob Churilla, a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and Organizational Development, will show the participants:

  • How to conduct an impartial investigation of allegations of sexual harassment.
  • This will include interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents and measuring the credibility of witnesses that complies with the standards of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • It will also include determining when it is appropriate to attempt to mediate sexual harassment charges.
  • Webinar attendees will learn two possible methods of mediation that may be helpful in resolving these claims.
  • Those attending the webinar will learn when sexual harassment cases may be proper subjects of mediation and when courts are a better vehicle for the resolution of these claims.

Enroll Now!

Sexual harassment is a serious issue that requires a fair but firm response!

In this webinar, Bob Churilla, a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and Organizational Development, will show the participants:

  • How to conduct an impartial investigation of allegations of sexual harassment.
  • This will include interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents and measuring the credibility of witnesses that complies with the standards of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • It will also include determining when it is appropriate to attempt to mediate sexual harassment charges.
  • Webinar attendees will learn two possible methods of mediation that may be helpful in resolving these claims.
  • Those attending the webinar will learn when sexual harassment cases may be proper subjects of mediation and when courts are a better vehicle for the resolution of these claims.

Enroll Now!

Course Agenda

Defining Sexual Harassment:

    • Establish a clear understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment, including legal frameworks and organizational policies.

Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment:

    • Explore the nuances between these two prevalent forms of sexual harassment and their impact on the workplace.

Developing a Plan to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims:

    • Learn how to develop a robust plan for investigating sexual harassment claims effectively.

Selecting a Neutral Investigator:

    • Criteria for choosing an unbiased and skilled investigator to ensure fair proceedings.

Gathering Evidence on Sexual Harassment Claims:

    • Techniques for gathering and securing evidence that supports a thorough and unbiased investigation.

Measuring Credibility of Witnesses:

    • Tools and techniques to evaluate the reliability and integrity of all testimonies during the investigation.

Writing the Investigative Report:

    • Master the art of documenting findings, methodologies, and conclusions in a comprehensive investigative report.

Guidelines on Making Decisions on Sexual Harassment Claims:

    • Establish best practices for making informed and legally compliant decisions regarding sexual harassment claims.

Using Mediation to Resolve Sexual Harassment Claims:

    • Understand when and how mediation can be an effective alternative to litigation for resolving disputes.

Deciding When Mediation is Appropriate:

    • Criteria for deciding whether mediation is a viable solution based on the specifics of the case.

Models of Mediation to Use for Allegations of Sexual Harassment:

    • Review different models of mediation tailored to address sexual harassment allegations effectively.

Litigation vs. Mediation:

    • Analyze the scenarios where litigation is more appropriate than mediation, and understand the implications of each route.

BONUS:

    • PDF copy of the presentation handout for your future reference.
    • Soft copy of the certificate of completion on request.
    • Q&A Session with the Presenter: Get your pressing questions answered verbally, via chat or email

Defining Sexual Harassment:

    • Establish a clear understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment, including legal frameworks and organizational policies.

Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment:

    • Explore the nuances between these two prevalent forms of sexual harassment and their impact on the workplace.

Developing a Plan to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims:

    • Learn how to develop a robust plan for investigating sexual harassment claims effectively.

Selecting a Neutral Investigator:

    • Criteria for choosing an unbiased and skilled investigator to ensure fair proceedings.

Gathering Evidence on Sexual Harassment Claims:

    • Techniques for gathering and securing evidence that supports a thorough and unbiased investigation.

Measuring Credibility of Witnesses:

    • Tools and techniques to evaluate the reliability and integrity of all testimonies during the investigation.

Writing the Investigative Report:

    • Master the art of documenting findings, methodologies, and conclusions in a comprehensive investigative report.

Guidelines on Making Decisions on Sexual Harassment Claims:

    • Establish best practices for making informed and legally compliant decisions regarding sexual harassment claims.

Using Mediation to Resolve Sexual Harassment Claims:

    • Understand when and how mediation can be an effective alternative to litigation for resolving disputes.

Deciding When Mediation is Appropriate:

    • Criteria for deciding whether mediation is a viable solution based on the specifics of the case.

Models of Mediation to Use for Allegations of Sexual Harassment:

    • Review different models of mediation tailored to address sexual harassment allegations effectively.

Litigation vs. Mediation:

    • Analyze the scenarios where litigation is more appropriate than mediation, and understand the implications of each route.

BONUS:

    • PDF copy of the presentation handout for your future reference.
    • Soft copy of the certificate of completion on request.
    • Q&A Session with the Presenter: Get your pressing questions answered verbally, via chat or email

Who is this course for

Maximize the Learning Experience in A Group Setting!

    • Human Resource Managers
    • Ombudspersons, Mediators, Arbitrators,
    • Human Resource Generalists,
    • Managers, Team Leaders,
    • General Counsel, Attorneys
    • Business Owners

Maximize the Learning Experience in A Group Setting!

    • Human Resource Managers
    • Ombudspersons, Mediators, Arbitrators,
    • Human Resource Generalists,
    • Managers, Team Leaders,
    • General Counsel, Attorneys
    • Business Owners

Instructor Profile

Bob Churilla is a partner in a conflict management and organizational development firm, Conflict Resolution Professionals Group (CRPG). Bob has a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and a Juris Doctorate degree...

Bob Churilla is a partner in a conflict management and organizational development firm, Conflict Resolution Professionals Group (CRPG). Bob has a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and a Juris Doctorate degree.

In addition, Bob is a Visiting Professor at a private University. Bob has worked with the United States Postal Service, Veterans Administration, Transportation Security Administration and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a mediator and consultant.

Bob has also consulted with local, state and private employers, government agencies, churches and nonprofit organizations.

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