EEOC Enforcement On Employer Discrimination- Documentation, Timelines & Reporting Requirements To Avoid Damages

Webinar Background & Agenda :


With a sharp rise in discrimination charges against employers, it is only a matter of time before a similar charge crosses your desk. It’s easy to panic when you receive such a notice but you need to be well prepared on how to respond. EEOC has been very active and also required employers to conduct swift investigation to resolve employees’ complaints of workplace harassment and discrimination. Discrimination claims often cost a lot if not handled in a timely manner. How does an Employer/HR respond to a discrimination or harassment complaint ? What are your legal obligations during the process ? How do you make sure that you conduct a sound and thorough investigation by an appropriate investigator ? This program is designed to provide HR and employers the required tools to mitigate such risks effectively.

The following agenda will be discussed in detail during this webinar :


  • EEOC updates on Discrimination Charges against employers
  • Responding to an EEOC Discrimination Charge - Timelines & Documentations involved
  • Reading between the lines of a discrimination charge
  • Conducting an investigation that stands up to EEOC and Legal scrutiny
  • Detailed guidance on how to outline and prepare your case
  • Legal Pitfalls to Avoid When Conducting Discrimination Investigations in the Workplace
  • Timelines involved during discrimination investigations
  • Privacy Issues: Cases on Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
  • Preparing The Investigative Report
  • Tips on Presenting your Investigative Report to Upper Management
  • Preparing for Litigation: Preparation for Testifying about Your Report in Court
  • How To Interview Witnesses ?
  • Discussion of Cases Where Flawed Investigations Were Costly for Employers
  • Addressing How to Handle He Said-She Said Scenarios
  • Key errors in responding to employee complaints and how to avoid them
  • How to conduct an investigation that stands up to legal scrutiny
  • Steps for finalizing an investigation so there’s a clear resolution and no loose ends
  • Examples & Case studies 

About The Trainer : Joe Aitchison is HRComTraK Managing Principal and Senior Client Advisor. He provides Business & HR client advisory services and HR out-source services nationally. He is a Human Resource professional with thirty years business management and HR consulting experience. In addition to working with General Industry clients, he provides services to multi plant International Tier I Automotive Manufacturing, Hospitality & Gaming, Retail and Food Processing Industries as well as legal, health care, benefit brokers and third party administrators. Mr. Aitchison is recognized as a leader in human resources and has obtained a lifetime certification as a senior professional in human resource management, SHRM – Senior Certified Professional and Healthcare Reform Specialist by the Healthcare Reform Center & Policy Institute. Mr. Aitchison has served on several for profit and not for profit boards.

Webinar Information
Pre Recorded Webinar
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
11 : 00 AM | EST
Joe Aitchinson
90 minutes
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