Nature Coast Human Resources Society

Proudly Serving Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties 


Internal Investigations - Keeping It Legal

  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, FL 34614


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Internal Investigations – Keeping It Legal

Every human resources professional, at some point in their career, will be called upon to conduct an internal investigation.  An effective investigation can minimize future legal exposure and reduce costly claims against the company.  In this session, attendees will learn how to conduct a thorough, impartial and prompt internal investigation.  Through the use of a real-world complaint, attendees will have an opportunity to complete an accelerated mock investigation complete with all the twists and turns of an actual investigation. 

By the end of the presentation, the attendees will know how to:

1.    establish an affirmative defense

2.    create an investigation plan

3.    avoid adverse employment actions

4.    gather independent facts

5.    make recommendations

6.    prepare an investigation summary

Joyce Chastain, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Immediate Past President

HR Florida State Council


Joyce Chastain has many years of senior-level human resources experience in the private sector environment.  As a human resources consultant, she specializes in talent development, employee relations, internal investigations, employment law compliance, and affirmative action plans.  She is a frequent guest speaker for professional associations and academia covering a wide array of human resources topics.


Ms. Chastain holds a Business Administration degree from Emmanuel College; was awarded Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation by the Human Resources Certification Institute; was recently awarded the SHRM-SCP designation and holds an Advanced Certificate in Internal Investigations.


She has served on the board of the HR Florida State Council since 2007 and currently serves as Immediate Past President. 


Ms. Chastain has been named as one of the “Twenty-five Women You Should Know in Tallahassee” and was honored with the designation of the Florida Human Resources Professional of the Year.  She has also been featured by the Florida Trend Magazine as a Trendsetter in Human Resources.  

Nature Coast Human Resources Society, Inc.

Serving Hernando, Citrus and Pasco Counties

SHRM Chapter #705

6645 Ridge Road, Port Richey, FL 34668



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