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Distinguished panel will discuss the best practices for conducting a workplace investigation
Curt Surls to speak at the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) workshop "Workplace Investigations"
By: Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer
• Tips for representing your client during a workplace investigation
• Deposing the investigator
• Mistakes made by employers during an investigation
• The impact of the current #MeToo climate upon investigations
Curt Surls is a Specialist in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Wrongful Termination with nearly 30 years of experience focusing almost exclusively on this area of law.
Mr. Surls stated "I am grateful for the opportunity to share my experience of almost 30 years and to join such distinguished panelists. Internal workplace investigations are an important risk management tool for employers when there are allegations such as harassment. I am truly looking forward to this workshop." He then explains in more detail: "A few years ago in the case of Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 555 U.S. 271 (2009), the Supreme Court reminded employers of their duty 'to ferret out and put a stop to any discriminatory activities' in the workplace. It instructs employers 'to adopt and strengthen procedures for investigating, preventing, and correcting discriminatory conduct.'"
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Mr. Surls received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) in 1988. in 1988, Mr. Surls was admitted to the California Bar. Mr. Surls began his legal career with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, initially as a law clerk and later as a staff. Mr. Surls is involved in a number of organizations such as the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section and served as Section Chair in 2015-2016. He also was Chair of the Section's 2012 Labor and Employment Law Symposium. He has also served on the Fair Judicial Election Practices Committee and the Judicial Election Evaluation Committee and served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Legal Center (www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org)
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