Allegations of unlawful sexual harassment or sexual misconduct present a unique challenge to IA investigators and administrators due to the extremely sensitive nature of these allegations and the possible ramifications if the allegations are sustained. Failures in thoroughly and fairly investigating these allegations are extremely costly in terms of public trust, legal liability, and officer morale.
In this webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will provide the attendees with a fundamental understanding of the legal requirements regarding:
- Creating and abiding by comprehensive harassment and misconduct policies
- Effectively communicating policies to front-line supervisors and the rank-and-file
- Investigating allegations in a manner that avoids possible retaliation against complainants
- Conducting investigations that ensure the rights of accused officers are protected
Matt Dolan is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, who specializes in training and advising public safety agencies in matters of labor and employment law. His practice experience focuses on employment discrimination claims brought under federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). He received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from DePaul University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Matt serves as a public safety instructor with Dolan Consulting Group. He has trained and advised thousands of public safety professionals throughout the United States in matters of legal liability related to personnel management.
IA Investigations of Sexual Harassment & Misconduct | Hour 1
IA Investigations of Sexual Harassment & Misconduct | Hour 2