Surviving an EEOC Investigation
Deirdre Kamber Todd is the Managing Partner of the Kamber Law Group, P.C., a next-generation law-firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. With twenty years’ experience, Deirdre’s areas of practice include business law, employment law, healthcare law, and HIPAA. In addition to her legal practice, she has provided training and education for both the general public and special interest organizations. She presents at national, state and local conferences, has taught as an adjunct professor for several colleges, and regularly provides training to private clients. She has provided perspectives and interviews with Bloomberg News, NPR, SHRM, and other publications and has received client and legal awards for her work.
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has come knocking -- uh, oh....what do you do now? Well, this program has the answers. Too many employers think that the EEOC process is a hazard to be survived, and the next, even more evil, step, also known as litigation, is a bridge crossed at a later date. Believe it or not, going through the EEOC's process can provide a lot of useful tips and tools to a savvy employer in the midst of potential litigation.
We will explore the processes of the EEOC, the expectations of the agency, the benefits of meditation, onsite visits, the obligations of employers in responding to the EEOC, how to best work with the agency, and how to prepare for the next leg of the battle, win or lose. If you have faced or may face, an agency investigation, you will learn tips and tools that you have heard nowhere else -- don't miss this program.
- The EEOC’s process
- Your rights as an employer
- Your obligations to the EEOC
- EEOC Mediation: when it’s a good idea, and when it isn’t
- Handling the investigation like a pro
- Best practices for keeping the case out of court
Who Should Attend
- Directors of Human Resources
- HR Generalists
Why Should You Attend
The EEOC processes nearly 85,000 claims each year. Between the #MeToo movement, the free filing system of the EEOC, and social media’s interest in reporting allegations of wrongdoing (right or wrong), any employer with more than fifteen employees runs a huge risk of dealing with the EEOC at some point.
When faced with the EEOC, it is imperative that employers understand their rights and obligations, the process used by the EEOC, and the best practices for surviving an EEOC investigation. If done correctly, the likelihood of an EEOC investigation becoming a lawsuit is very low, but if done wrong, then you have a very expensive and stressful legal battle ahead of you. This program will explain the good, the bad and the ugly of the EEOC, demystify the investigative process, and a toolbox of best practices for coming out as unscathed as possible from your EEOC investigation.