Sacramento Workplace Investigation Basics Seminar
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When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Weintraub Tobin
400 Capitol Mall
11th Floor
Sacramento, California  95814
United States

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This popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to introduce the participants to the theory and the practical skills necessary to conduct impartial investigations of allegations of employee misconduct. Among other things, you will learn how to: ask effective questions, interview reluctant witnesses, obtain relevant evidence, assess credibility, and arrive at a legally defensible decision. You will also learn how to prepare and utilize all of the necessary documentation during the investigative process. Each attendee will receive program materials containing valuable checklists, forms, and templates that will assist them in carrying out investigations. The seminar runs from 9 am to 4 pm and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Previous sessions of this seminar have sold out, so register now to secure your place.

Includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

5.5 hours California MCLE pre-approved
4 hours HRCI and SHRM approved


Members: $275
Sustaining Members: $137.50
Non-Members: $425

Please note that pre-payment is required.


Jennifer A. DoughtyJennifer A. Doughty is a Senior Associate Attorney with Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation. Her practice focuses on resolving issues, including workplace investigations, Title IX investigations, and coaching and training. She has experience in employment litigation and client counseling in areas including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, labor relations, union elections, wrongful termination, OSHA, workers¿ compensation, and federal agency investigations and audits. Ms. Doughty is an active member of the Association of Workplace Investigators, where for the past two years she has served as the co-chair of AWI’s Annual Conference. In 2012, she received a Certificate of Completion from the Association of Workplace Investigators Institute. Ms. Doughty is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of California and the Federal District Courts of the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California. Ms. Doughty  began her legal career as a litigator in Mobile, Alabama, where she defended premises liability actions for international retail companies. She has also been admitted to practice before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, and all state and federal courts of Alabama and Mississippi. Professional Degrees, Certifications, Awards and Organizations Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2002 Bachelor of Arts, Public Policy Studies, Duke University, 1997 Duke Varsity Swimming, 1993-1997 University of Glasgow Scotland, Duke Public Policy Study Abroad Program State Bar of California, Member Women Lawyers of Sacramento, Member State Bar of Alabama, Member State Bar of Mississippi, Member Association of Workplace Investigators, Annual Conference Co-Chair, 2015, 2016 Association of Workplace Investigators, Member Benefits Committee, 2013-2014 Sacramento Employer Advisory Council, Board Member (Speaker Chair, 2013-2014; Vice Chairperson, 2014-2015) State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section, Member American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Workplace Investigations Subcommittee, Member (2015-present) Title IX Investigator Certification, ATIXA, 2015 

Terri Abad LevenfeldTerri Abad Levenfeld is a bilingual attorney who conducts impartial workplace, education and Title IX investigations in both English and Spanish. Abad Levenfeld 's clients include public entities, private employers and educational institutions. Her workplace investigations involve all employee positions and elected officials, from entry-level laborers to leaders of large organizations. In her Title IX investigations, Ms. Abad Levenfeld works with students enrolled in elementary schools through post-graduate programs. She is experienced and adept at navigating the diverse and often complex issues that arise in the workplace and campus environments. Prior to dedicating her practice to investigations, Ms. Abad Levenfeld spent over 15 years representing both plaintiffs and defendants in employment, civil rights and personal injury cases. This multi-faceted background provides her with a distinct degree of impartiality when conducting investigations.  Ms. Abad Levenfeld obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a Master’s Degree in Spanish Translation from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Berkeley. 

HR Certification InstituteThe use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. This activity has been approved for up to 4.0 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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