Sex, Lies and Investigate This: Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Thursday 8:45am – 9:45am

Session Description

This presentation will explore some of the dos and don’ts of conducting effective workplace investigations.  Issues discussed include conducting effective interviews, evaluating credibility of the parties involved, documenting investigation results, and mitigating risk of future litigation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Determining the initial steps to be taken to prepare for and conduct workplace investigations.
  2. How to conduct effective interviews of participants and witnesses.
  3. Documenting the investigation and conclusions in an objective and concise manner.


Melody Rayl

Melody Rayl is a Partner in the Kansas City office of national Labor & Employment litigation firm Fisher Phillips. Her practice focuses on all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. Melody has defended employers in all types of discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits in both state and federal courts. She also frequently advises on mitigation of risk in employment matters and provides training to her busines clients on a variety of employment related topics and regulary counsels businesses through difficult situations with an eye to preventing lawsuits before they occur.