Workplace Investigations

Dabney Ware,
 Foley & Lardner LLP


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Learn about the considerations needed to conduct proper workplace investigations for employment issues, including common issues and how to address concerns relating to these inquiries. 

 This course will help you understand the goals of these investigations and what may impact their outcomes. Additionally, you will walk away with tips to help lead these difficult conversations.

Who Should Enroll?

All Human Resource and other business professionals who should be familiar with the proper processes and procedures to conduct a successful investigation into typical employment or workplace concerns.

What You Will Learn:

You will learn when to launch a workplace investigation and then all the necessary steps in running a proper workplace investigation.

Here are the topics we’ll cover:

∙ Basic Considerations for Workplace Investigations

∙ Settings and Other Considerations for Workplace Investigations

∙ Common Issues in Workplace Investigations

∙ Outcome of Workplace Investigations

∙ Tips for Documenting Performance Issues

Available Credits:

This course is worth 18 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 5.5 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar’s Continuing Legal Education program.


  • Can I use this information for legal advice?

    This course is not meant to be construed as legal advice. The information learned may serve as a basis to guide you in the correct direction. However, Stoops Colab cannot be responsible for counsel within the context of this course.

  • What is my projected weekly time commitment?

    You can expect to spend 6-10 hours per week reviewing course content, engaging in interactive videos, and discussion board conversations. You will also have one live check-in with the instructor during the course.

  • Are there any textbooks or required course materials?

    No, there is not! Downloadable forms, transcripts, and other useful resources will be made available to all learners.

  • How will this course be graded?

    This is a pass/fail course. You must score 75% to complete the course.

  • In this completely virtual course, how will I interact with others?

    This innovative learning format allows hardworking professionals to conveniently meet, collaborate, and network with other business professionals. Discussion boards allow for engaging conversations as well as the check-ins with the instructor.
    We also encourage you to join the Stoops Colab Community to further engage with learners, instructors, and the community. For more information, click here.

  • Which certification does this course fall under?

    This is the third of four courses required in the Certification in Employment and Human Resources Law and the fifth of five courses required in the Certification in Privacy Law and Policy though there are no prerequisites to taking this course.

Meet Your Instructor

Dabney Ware

Foley & Lardner LLP
Dabney Ware is Of Counsel and a litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where she focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment law. Ms. Ware has extensive experience both in employment-related litigation and in counseling clients on all aspects of compliance with a myriad of federal, state, and local laws. She is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice and Food & Beverage Industry Team.

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