Workplace Investigations: Micro-Aggressions & Implicit Bias

Date: Jan 17, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price: $200

Section Price: $150

Event Code: I085924

Areas of Law: Diversity, Labor & Employment

Earn up to 4.6 credits, including 2.0 in Diversity! (More Information)




Kirsten S. Branigan, Esq.
KSBranigan Law P.C., Montclair


Andrew Botwin, Esq.
Strategy People Culture, LLC, Florham Park
Elizabeth W. Gramigna, Esq.
Tribu Partners LLC, Summit
Elesia L. James, Esq.
Trenton Board of Education, Trenton
Dina Mastellone, Esq.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, NJSBA
Genova Burns, LLC, Newark

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Labor and Employment Law Section

This year’s workplace investigations seminar explores issues that are front and center in today’s investigations: how micro-aggressions and implicit bias show up in investigations, what courts consider an “effective” workplace investigation, the use of culture assessments, and open issues such as licensing. The program is beneficial to investigators, plaintiffs and defense counsel who need to assess or challenge an investigator’s methodology.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 - Legal Update
    • Includes case law discussing “prompt, thorough, impartial” or effective workplace investigations;
    • Stericycle (confidentiality instruction);
    • EEOC April 20, 2023 Promising Practices for Preventing and Addressing Harassment in the Federal Sector,
    • Update on NJ DCR Best Practices;
    • Defamation claims against investigator; and
    • Public sector.
  • 11:00 - Break
  • 11:10 - Panel Discussion
    • Choice of Investigator
    • Attorney involvement in investigations
    • Internal Investigations during litigation? Why and why not?
    • Use of Expert Witnesses
    • Impact of social media in decision to investigate and manner of investigation
  • 12:30 - Break
  • 12:40 - Trends and Looking Forward
    • Gender identity, “reverse” discrimination, trauma-informed interviews, pay equity, impact of social media, etc.
  • 1:10 - Adjourn 

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.6 hours of total CLE credit, including 2.0 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 4.6, NJ Advanced Diversity: 2.0, NJ General: 2.6).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 2.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 2.5
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.5, PA Substantive Credit: 2.0
$16.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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