As the saying goes - If it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen!
Documentation is essential for many legal issues, disputes, audits, meetings, and decision making, to name a few. Perhaps nowhere is it more critical than when documenting workplace investigations. Your documentation memorializes the entire investigation, it minimizes confusion, corroborates stories and evidence, demonstrates patterns of behavior and supports your final decision.
Investigative documentation is critical enough that it may prevent a lawsuit, or at least help in minimizing liability. Your documentation is evidence of action taken in response to a complaint.
To ensure your documentation of the investigation is complete, objective, and inclusive of the workplace investigation process and outcome, and demonstrates the organization’s response to the complaint was fair, impartial, and competent which minimizes liability.
Learn the basics of investigative report writing and how it is crucial for minimizing liabilities and avoiding lawsuits. The webinar discusses the dos and don’ts of documenting workplace investigations and the elements of the final report.
Years of Experience: 52+ years
Areas of Expertise: Workplace Harassment, Organization Development, and Management/Leadership Development
Dr. Susan Strauss RN Ed.D. is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include education and workplace harassment, discrimination and bullying; organization development, and management/leadership development. Her clients are from healthcare, education, business, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Susan conducts bullying and harassment investigations, works as an expert witness for education and workplace harassment and bullying lawsuits, and coaches those managers and employees that need assistance in stopping their harassing or bullying behavior.
Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 books, book chapters, and articles. Susan has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News, and other national and international television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as the Times of London, Lawyers Weekly, and Harvard Education Newsletter.
Susan has presented at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, Israel, Palestine, Bali, Lebanon, and the U.S., and conducted sex discrimination research in Poland. She has consulted with professionals from other countries such as Israel, England, Australia, Canada and St. Maartin. In addition to nursing education, she has her masters in community health and holds a doctorate in organizational leadership.View all trainings by this speaker