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Preventing Retaliation: Strategies for the In-House Investigator or Advisor
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HR/Internal Investigators Track

Friday, October 23
2:15 - 3:00pm

It is everyone’s worst investigative fear – being the subject of retaliation or being accused of retaliation.  We first provide a legal framework, from which investigators can draw upon to make factual and policy findings.  We will then focus on how the in-house investigator can better investigate or oversee retaliation claims; ensure an environment free from retaliation during and post-investigation; communicate with stakeholders about retaliation protections; coach managers and supervisors about retaliation prevention; monitor co-worker interactions; create a retaliation prevention checklist; and obtain other practical take-aways to manage this hotbed issue, ensure legal compliance and mitigate risks..

Speakers: Julie Moore, Employment Practices Group and Sue Ann Van Dermyden, Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation

 

Julie Moore

Julie Moore

Julie Moore is president of Employment Practices Group, a legal and human resources consulting firm in MA and NH which she founded in 1998. She has been practicing law for 20 years and previously litigated cases. Much of her practice is devoted to conducting investigations into alleged harassment and misconduct. She also conducts training for employers; drafts policies, procedures and handbooks; consults and advises on employment law and HR issues; and represents employers and employees before administrative agencies. Ms. Moore has over 100 publications and speaks at seminars for the MA Bar Ass'n, NH Bar Ass'n, Business and Legal Resources (BLR), local and regional SHRM chapters, and many business and trade organizations. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She has been retained as an expert witness in cases involving a wide variety of employment-related issues, and has testified at trial in NH, MA and ME courts.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Workplace Investigators, Inc. (AWI) and is the former chair of the AWI Annual Conference Committee.


Sue Ann Van Dermyden

Sue Ann Van Dermyden

Sue Ann Van Dermyden is a licensed California attorney who has specialized in employment law since 1993 as a litigator and workplace investigator.  She also provides expert witness testimony on employment matters; advises clients on complex employment-related matters; and, conducts interactive and entertaining training seminars.  Ms. Van Dermyden was listed in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Her professional affiliations include the American Bar Association – Employment Law Section, American Bar Association – Workplace Investigations Sub-Committee, Association of Workplace Investigators – Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member,  Former Chair of Annual Conference Committee, Former Local Circle Convener, ASIS Investigations Standards Technical Committee, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court (September 2006 – present), American Inns of Court, Program Awards Committee (2010 – 2011), Street Law International, Volunteer Instructor for High School Students (2008), University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Board of Directors, Alumni Association (1995-1997), State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section, Sacramento County Bar Association Membership Committee, and California Chamber of Commerce.


Approved for 0.75 hours HRCI general recertification credit.
0.75 hours CA MCLE credit approved; 0.75 hours WA MCLE credit approved; 0.5 hours NY CLE Professional Practice Credits approved. CO CLE credit pending.

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