Dealing with Unfounded Workplace Complaints: General Concepts and Two Case Studies
About the program: Over the last few years we have seen an increase in the number of workplace harassment, discrimination, and bullying complaints in schools. With this increase we have also seen more complaints that either cannot be substantiated or that appear to be knowingly false in some way. Dealing with these kinds of unfounded complaints can be difficult, and they often leave everyone involved feeling unsatisfied. During this webinar we will discuss the general concepts and common legal issues related to unfounded workplace complaints, and work through two case studies where these issues have been addressed. Our goal is to provide attendees with a better understanding of what can, and what cannot, be done to address unfounded workplace complaints so that they can better navigate these matters when they inevitably arise. Who should attend? This program is recommended for superintendents, assistant superintendents, human resource directors, affirmative action officers and Title Ix coordinators, and building principals. If you investigate workplace complaints or make employment-related decisions based on the outcome of such investigations you should join us.