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    Workplace Investigations: Beyond the Basics

    Date: March 8, 2018, 7:45am
    Yamhill County Human Resource Association
    Linfield College - Riley Campus Center, Room 201
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    Kyle Abraham, PHR, SHRM-CP - Partner, Barran Liebman

    Program description:  You receive a complaint that an employee has engaged in harassment or misconduct.  What do you do?  Act carefully, because your next move is critical.  Employers will often need to convene an investigation to determine the facts surrounding a complaint before deciding on what, if any, action to take.  If done correctly, an investigation becomes a valuable record to support any corrective action necessary to remedy the complaint.  If done incorrectly, an investigation can actually be used against you.  Please join Kyle as he explains best practices for convening an investigation and how to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation.  Attendees will gain an understanding of the dynamics of investigating complaints, walk through the critical steps in an investigation and learn how to assess credibility and prepare legally defensible findings.

    About the speaker: Kyle is an active member of the Association of Workplace Investigators, and he is one of only a few Oregon attorneys to have successfully completed the Association’s Training Institute for Workplace Investigators.

    Kyle Abraham, PHR, SHRM-CP represents employers in both traditional labor and employment law matters. He works with businesses of all sizes, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. In his employment law practice, Kyle works closely with employers to develop effective workplace policies, and he provides proactive advice and counsel. Additionally, Kyle is a trained, certified and experienced workplace investigator, and he regularly conducts investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other sensitive issues.

    Kyle is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented clients before U.S. circuit and district courts, Oregon and Washington state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, and other state and federal agencies. Kyle leverages his experience to help employers anticipate and resolve problems at the earliest possible stage and in a cost-effective manner, with the confidence and capability to defend employers if the matter escalates to litigation.