The California Chamber of Commerce will present a start-to-finish overview of properly investigating sexual harassment in the workplace on Friday, February 23.
California employers have a legal duty to conduct an investigation and take appropriate action when an employee alleges sexual harassment.
CalChamber has partnered with attorney Lisa Buehler for the Sexual Harassment Investigations From A to Z live webinar, which will discuss:
- Employer obligations to investigate under federal and California laws;
- Sexual harassment scenarios;
- Why employers should investigate as soon as possible;
- Who should conduct the investigation;
- Formal vs. informal investigations;
- Key elements of an effective investigation, including documentation;
- Privacy issues associated with an investigation;
- Concluding the investigation and next steps.
A partner at Ellis Buehler Makus, Lisa Buehler has conducted workplace investigations for both public and private employers in California since 2000, and is certified by the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and T9 Mastered to conduct Title IX sexual harassment and sexual assault investigations. She has led investigations on a wide range of sensitive issues, including sexual assault and harassment, misuse of corporate funds and complaints protected by whistleblower protection laws.
Joining Makus is CalChamber’s Erika Frank, executive vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel. She joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience. Named vice president of legal affairs in 2009, she is CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment law. Frank oversees and contributes to CalChamber’s labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produces and presents webinars and seminars; and heads the Labor Law Helpline.
For more information or to register for this live webinar, call (800) 331-8877 or go online. The cost is $199 (CalChamber Preferred and Executive members save 20%).