Christina Hynes Mesco is an experienced business and employment attorney who offers expert guidance to both employees and employers.
On-Demand: February 21, 2023
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This program offers a unique perspective on the skills and best practices needed for conducting comprehensive workplace investigations that will yield reliable results that employers can confidently reply upon in making important business or employment decisions. This CLE will address basic parameters of conducting investigations: what constitutes a complaint, when to conduct an investigation, who should be an investigator, and how to proceed in an investigation. This program will also address some of the complex issues that arise in investigations, such as issues of confidentiality, assessing witness credibility, and examining one’s own biases prior to undertaking an investigation or evaluating its results. This CLE will benefit in house and general counsel, third-party attorneys who regularly conduct investigations, HR personnel, and anyone else involved in making employment-related decisions for their workforce.
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Date: February 21, 2023
Christina Hynes Mesco | The Prinz Law Firm
Christina Hynes Mesco is an experienced business and employment attorney who offers expert guidance to both employees and employers. She has extensive experience negotiating and litigating a variety of employment disputes, including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
Ms. Hynes Mesco frequently conducts workplace investigations into various forms of employee misconduct and offers workplace trainings for employers on a variety of employment law and workplace culture-related topics. She has authored several articles and presentations on best practices in workplace investigations. Her legal experience and practical approach ensure that her programming is informative, engaging, and actionable.
Ms. Hynes Mesco has been consistently recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer. She attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was the editor of the Public Interest Law Reporter, and received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Honors College.
I. Understand what constitutes a workplace complaint and whether an investigation is required | 12:00pm – 12:20pm
II. Identify the necessary steps involved in conducting an investigation and be able to form an actionable investigation plan | 12:20pm – 12:40pm
III. Better evaluate witness credibility and gain awareness of why witnesses may not be truthful or forthcoming with information | 12:40pm – 1:00pm
Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm
IV. As an investigator, understand and address one’s own biases prior to investigating a complaint | 1:10pm – 1:25pm
V. Confidently communicate findings to an employer and recommend action | 1:25pm – 1:40pm