Investigations Training

Conducting internal investigations is a learned skill.  In this five-hour in-person training, you will learn:

  • How formal should the investigation be?
  • Are you the right person to serve as investigator for this matter?
  • What are the essential steps of the investigation process, and what is required at each step?
  • How to effectively interview witnesses?
  • What are the protections that government and represented employees have?
  • How to assess who is telling the truth?
  • How to draft a comprehensive report?
  • What is the process once the investigation is completed?

There will be ample time for questions during the lecture portion (3-hours) of the course. In the practical exercise portion of the training (2-hours), participants will have the opportunity to interview a complainant on a mock sexual harassment or retaliation claim to see how much relevant information they can obtain.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

HR professionals and other transit employer representatives who may be called upon to handle an internal investigation.

WORKSHOP PRESENTER

Mike Bolasina is an attorney who primarily advises employers on employment-related claims. He investigates employee harassment, discrimination, and retaliation complaints in a neutral investigator capacity, and trains employers, employees, and employment lawyers on employment-related issues. Mike also represents private businesses in litigation that includes civil rights, wage and hour, and non-compete issues. He has served as an expert witness in cases where the handling of an employment-related claim was an issue. He has presented at a number of seminars/CLEs on topics including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, lawful interviewing, leave laws, performance evaluations, employment investigations, the Family Medical Leave Act, direct examination, negligent hiring and supervision, defamation, the fair credit reporting act, and the unique aspects of employment discrimination claims against government entities.

REGISTRATION AND FEES

The registration fee is $75 per person. Make checks payable to the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool. For information regarding RTAP scholarships for this event, please contact Marianna Hanefeld at HanefeM@wsdot.wa.gov.

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE

This course will be held at the Pierce Transit Training Center on October 12th, 2021. The Training Center is located at 3720 96th St SW, Lakewood, WA. Students will be required to wear a mask and social distance. 

 

The course will begin at 9:00 am and run until 3:00 pm with an hour break for lunch.

QUESTIONS?

For information regarding registration or workshop content, please contact Laura Juell (laura@wstip.org). Laura can be reached at (360) 786-5049 at the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please let Laura know if you do not plan to attend after registering.

 

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