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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Offer Training On Effective Employee Investigations

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorneys Offer Training On Effective Employee Investigations

HR Training will equip attendees to handle real-life workplace controversies

August 8, 2014

Greensboro, N.C.  – Smith Moore Leatherwood Labor and Employment attorneys Patti Ramseur and Corinne Jones will present a Human Resource training seminar entitled, "HR Academy: Effective Employee Investigations" on Thursday, August 21st at the firm's Greensboro office from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The program will present engaging, interactive exercises in which participants tackle real-life workplace controversies. Participants will review witness statements, assess strategies for conducting investigations based on a variety of facts, and develop plans for an effective investigation aimed at resolving the conflict and avoiding litigation. Activities will also include conducting mock interviews of the accused, accuser, and key witnesses, with feedback on the substance of the interviews and how it was conducted.

While applying the skills they know, participants will learn new techniques and ideas along the way, becoming more effective at one of the most fundamental, yet challenging, HR duties—getting to the bottom of complaints and deciding what to do about them.

"In our work with clients, we find that conducting an effective investigation of employee complaints—particularly reports of improper conduct or harassment—is the single most important way to hold down lawsuits," said Ramseur, leader of the firm's Labor and Employment practice group. "Finding out exactly what happened, understanding the personal dynamics behind the conduct, and designing a response can often solve a problem before it explodes into a significant distraction from business."

This seminar is open to the public, but seating is very limited and is available on a first-come-first-served basis. The training costs $200 per person. If you would like to attend, please register online by clicking here or e-mail Michelle LaFata at

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