Conducting Legal Workplace Investigations

A poorly conducted internal investigation can damage a company’s reputation and hold them financially liable with fines, penalties and settlements. For professionals in Human Resources, Security, Small Business Owners, and other positions tasked with conducting these investigations, training is critical.

This course is designed to train managers and supervisors on the legal and proper techniques in conducting an internal workplace investigation. Learn the basics of how to gather a statement of complaint, identify witnesses, conduct witness interviews, gather evidence and fact-find. Also covered in this course: documentation, report generation and communicating appropriate follow-up.

Topics include:

  • Common types of internal investigations

  • Legal obligations related to internal investigations

  • Information gathering and physical evidence prior to witness interviewing

  • Question prep for witness interviews and selecting appropriate interviewing locations

  • Standard format and procedures for documenting investigative findings

  • Disciplinary action best practices

Cost: $50.00

Email ilearn@corning-cc.edu or call 607-936-5501 for more information on upcoming dates or opportunities for your corporate training needs!

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Your Instructor

matthew burr

Matthew Burr has more than 14 years of experience working in the field of human resources. Prior to founding his consulting firm, the majority of Matthew’s career was spent in manufacturing and healthcare industries. 

Matthew has a generalist background in HR and provides strategic HR services to his clients, focusing on small and medium sized organizations. He holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) certifications.

Matthew teaches undergraduate and graduate business courses at Elmira College, including serving as a SHRM Certification Exam Instructor. Matthew works as a trainer at Tompkins Cortland Community College, Corning Community College, Broome Community College, and Penn State University.

 In his free time, Mattew wrote two books:  "How I killed my student loans (and you can, too!),” proceeded by his second book, published in January 2021, “Slay the Student Loan Dragon: Tips and Tricks on How to Conquer the Student Loan Game”