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    HRMA Monthly Meeting - Responding To and Investigating Employee Complaints with a Focus on Allegations of Sexual Harassment

    Date: April 27, 2017, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Wingate by Wyndham - 8060 Old Oliver Rd.
    (South of I-90 off of Peach Street, take Oliver Road and turn right onto Old Oliver Road)

    $20 Members - $25 Guests - $10 Students
    Event Type:
    Breakfast Meeting
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    Time: 7:30am  – 8:15 a.m. – Networking/Breakfast

              8:15 – 9:30 a.m.– Business Meeting/Speaker 

    This program will review the best practices to employ when conducting internal investigations into complaints of employee misconduct.  Particular focus will be given to claims of sexual harassment.  Attorney Wassell will share practical suggestions on the most effective methods of examining workplace complaints of employees, and will review the legal issues that can arise during investigations.  Topics to be discussed will include:

    ·         How to properly conduct an internal investigation and who should be involved.

    ·         How to conduct witness interviews.

    ·         How to question the accused employee.

    ·         How to search an employee’s desk, computer, or personal items.

    ·         How to handle “he said/she said” cases.

    ·         How to evaluate the evidence and take action.

    ·         How to prepare the investigative report.

    SPEAKER: Mark T. Wassell, Esq.

    Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

    Mr. Wassell, who is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and Ohio, has been helping employers with labor and employment issues for over 30 years. He counsels and defends employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and represents employers in a range of sectors including manufacturing, healthcare and education. Mr. Wassell’s practice includes hiring and termination issues, claims of discrimination and harassment, drug testing, employee handbooks and collective bargaining. He also conducts in house training programs for employers on a number of employment topics.