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    Inside Tips for Internal Investigations

    Date: November 19, 2014, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hidden Creek Country Club
    1711 Clubhouse Road
    Reston, Virginia 20190
    $35.00 Member, $55.00 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Dinner
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    Employment attorney Beth Wolffe will outline her time proven-methods for conducting and documenting internal investigations. This will be a “how-to” presentation – no cases or legal principles.  She will focus on:

    • What you should say and do,
    • What you should avoid saying and doing,
    • Tips for talking to witnesses,
    • What should be documented and how to document it,
    •  Helping decision-makers react appropriately to what happened,
    • Communicating results to those involved and others.

    HR professionals will come away with solid ground rules for how to talk to witnesses, how to organize an investigation, how to handle efforts to interfere with the investigation, how to manage executives who want a “heads up” on how the investigation is going, and how to present the results of the investigation.  Handouts will be provided that should be a useful reference in the future.


    Beth Wolffe has practiced employment law for almost 30 years, representing only employers.  She has conducted numerous investigations of complaints of sexual harassment, race and sex discrimination, and retaliation. She has also guided many clients in conducting their own, in–house investigations.  Beth regularly advises companies on employee policies and handbooks, wage and hour issues and audits, attendance and accommodation issues under the ADA, FMLA, and Virginians with Disabilities Act.  Beth also litigates on behalf of employers in state and federal courts in VA, DC and MD, and before the EEOC and US Department of Labor, as well as the state counterparts of those federal agencies.  For more information on her practice, see her website at




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