WAS IT COLONEL MUSTARD IN THE LIBRARY WITH A CANDLESTICK? Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Cost: No charge to attend (RSVP is required). Continental breakfast will be served

Best Western Posada Royale Hotel
1775 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Presenter: Jonathan Fraser Light

Registration Information

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.

To register, call 805.248.7033 or send an email to .

Seminar Description


California law requires that employers fully investigate complaints of harassment, discrimination, retaliation or similar misconduct -- no matter how small the complaint may seem when raised. Conducting an effective investigation may confirm the cause of wrongdoing, protect against liability, enhance employee morale, and perhaps even reveal workplace problems just beginning to take shape.

In this informative seminar, employment law attorney Jonathan Fraser Light will discuss the do's and don'ts of workplace investigations regarding employee complaints, whistleblowers, harassment, safety or any other workplace issues.

Topics covered will include:

  • When employee complaints must be investigated
  • The specifics of investigating various workplace issues
  • to retain a third party investigator -- and why that should not be your employment attorney!
  • When an investigation can be handled internally
  • Key questions to cover (and to avoid!)
  • Compiling documents and information
  • Administrative leaves pending investigation
  • Confidentiality issues
  • Documenting the investigation
  • Avoiding lawsuits based upon investigations
  • Making a final decision
  • Implementing next steps

If you reserve a spot and then later find that you are unable to attend, please inform us in advance so that we may offer your seat to someone else.