If Joe Biden Were an Employee: Investigating Not-quite-harassment Allegations Against a “Celebrity” Respondent
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Former Vice President Joe Biden has been accused of inappropriate touching, occurring over a number of years. What if the former Vice President was an employee?
• How would you handle allegations that may have arisen outside of the context of work?
• How would you handle allegations that were years (sometimes decades) old?
• How would you handle allegations that don’t quite rise to the level of harassment?
• And how would all this be impacted by Vice President Biden’s “celebrity” status?
These are the questions that will be answered in this one hour webinar. Those attending will gain insight into handling high-profile investigations, as well as into allegations that don’t quite rise to the level of harassment and allegations that are well beyond the statute of limitations (and perhaps outside of the strict employment context).
Members & Sustaining Members: FREE
Michael A. Robbins, is President of EXTTI, Incorporated—a company he founded more than 17 years ago. EXTTI provides Expert Testimony, Training and Investigation services in employment matters. He is a frequent lecturer and author on employment issues. Mr. Robbins has conducted and/or supervised over 500 workplace investigations and has served as an expert witness in 500 employment cases—mostly on workplace investigation and interactive process issues. In addition, he has served as a Consent Decree Monitor in discrimination cases in Federal District Court. Prior to forming EXTTI, he was a Labor & Employment attorney for 20 years—including 4 years as in-house counsel and 16 years in two nationally recognized law firms. Mr. Robbins graduated Phi Beta Kappa from San Diego State University and received his JD degree from UCLA School of Law. He is a long–time member of the Executive Board of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section and is an Officer of that Section. In addition, he is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a Founding Member and Past President of the Society of Independent Workplace Investigators (SIWI), and is a Charter Member, Sustaining Member, and current President of the Association of Workplace Investigators.
Allison T. Underwood joined EXTTI in 2014 as an Associate Director where she conducts investigations in harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other employment-related matters. She also conducts Title IX investigations on behalf of educational institutions. Previously, she worked as an attorney at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP. In addition, she spent three years working for Los Angeles County, where she conducted initial investigations of allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Allison received her Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in American Studies, from Stanford University and graduated from the UCLA School of Law.