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Teresa R. Tracy to speak on Strafford Webinar Panel Regarding EEOC Onsite Investigations

EEOC Onsite Investigations: Employer Best Practices for Preparing for and Cooperating With Investigators

This CLE webinar will explain the latest legal developments regarding EEOC onsite investigations, including what employers should expect from onsite investigators, how employers can prepare for and cooperate with the investigation, how the fact-finding process works, how the EEOC evaluates evidence and credibility of witnesses, and more.

The EEOC cites employers’ failure to participate in or cooperate with EEOC onsite investigations as a recurring problem. Onsite investigations involve interviews with employees, requests for and review of critical employment records, inspections of the workplace, and more.

The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky, in EEOC v. Nucor Steel Gallatin, authorized an EEOC investigator to enter a private business to investigate a discrimination claim without either the business owner’s consent or an administrative warrant. Nucor Steel highlights the importance of employers taking EEOC onsite investigations seriously.

Counsel to employers must advise clients on how to strategically prepare for and cooperate with onsite investigations to avoid a finding of reasonable cause to support the employee’s allegations. In addition to practical matters such as preparing a comfortable environment for the investigator, counsel must advise employers to limit the scope of their responses to the allegations in the charge, even if investigators attempt to inquire about observations they make while onsite that are unrelated to the charge.

Understanding how the EEOC evaluates the evidence obtained is critical for employers in determining how to frame their responses to onsite investigations.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Click here to register today.

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