Investigation Tools and Techniques (LR102)

A full and fair investigation of alleged misconduct is a critical component of due process. This interactive workshop provides valuable information on how to conduct an investigation of major workplace offenses that may result in immediate termination and that are the likely subject of arbitration. This workshop will cover:

  • Analysis and investigation of major disciplinary offenses
  • Practical techniques for conducting investigatory interviews
  • How an arbitrator scrutinizes your investigation

Key Topics

  • Analyzing the standards and evidence used in arbitrations involving major misconduct offenses, including scrutiny of the employer's investigation
  • Key steps for conducting a thorough investigation
  • Techniques for authenticating evidence
  • Conducting interviews of management and rank-and-file employees
  • The effect of a concurrent criminal proceeding on your investigation
  • How other legal concerns, including workplace privacy laws, affect the investigation
  • Case study practice

Who Will Benefit

Labor relations, human resource, and operations professionals who investigate complex or serious matters in a unionized environment


Effective Employee Discipline or equivalent knowledge


Dan McCray, Esq.

Director of Labor Relations Programs (HCD)
Deputy Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

Dan develops and administers Conflict Resolution, Labor Relations programs at Cornell ILR School and the Scheinman Institute in New York City. He practiced Labor, Education and Municipal Law for 15 years in New York City, Nassau County and the District of Columbia, and served as Director of Labor Relations for DC Public Schools, Nassau County, and the New York City Department of Education.

16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States

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