Workplace Investigations: Micro Aggressions & Implicit Bias

Date: Jan 17, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price: $200

Section Price: $150

Event Code: I0859232

Areas of Law: Labor & Employment

Earn up to 4 credits, including 2.0 in Diversity! (More Information)




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


Elizabeth W. Gramigna, Esq.
Tribu Partners LLC, Summit
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.

The panel will cover:

  • When allegations involve micro-aggressions;
  • How implicit bias shows up and may impact an investigation;
  • Legal update regarding standards of an effective investigation and use of expert witnesses;
  • Questions around licensing, as it relates to workplace investigations;
  • Benefit of workplace culture assessments;
  • The Great Resignation;
  • Understanding microaggressions;
  • Are microaggressions actionable in court?;
  • Understanding implicit bias and how it might impact an investigation;
  • What are the hallmarks of an effective investigation?;
  • Recent court rulings pertaining to efficacy of an investigation;
  • Licensing;
  • Culture-assessments; and
  • Improving work culture.

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 hours of total CLE credit, including 2.0 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Beginner Diversity : 2.0, NJ General: 2.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 2.0, NY Professional Practice Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.5, PA Substantive Credit: 1.5
$12.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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