In episode 87, Coffey talks with John Hagan about best practices for employment investigations.

They discuss the criteria for determining when an investigation is necessary; the definition of a hostile work environment; managing confidentiality in complaints; investigation guidelines and considerations; remote interviews; recording interviews; determining credibility; the do’s and don’ts when writing the investigation report; and continuing communications with a complainant.

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John Hagan

John Hagan

John P. Hagan is an HR attorney who practices nationwide employment law from his office in Allen, Texas and is Board Certified in Texas Labor and Employment Law. He is ranked by his peers to be in the top 5% of all lawyers in Texas and is an award-winning author for the College of the State Bar.

Mr. Hagan has written on many employment law issues, including damages, discrimination, and wrongful termination.

Mr. Hagan has co-authored the Employment Law Handbook – Texas (Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce) and Texas Employment Law for James Publishing.

Mr. Hagan and his firm represent a wide range of companies of all sizes and in all industries.

His specialty is counselling companies using best practices and preventative HR resulting in less litigation. He has served as President for both Dallas HR and Mid-Cities HRA. He served on committees for Collin County HR Association.

Mr. Hagan has been named consistently as a Texas SuperLawyer (©Thomson Reuters) for twelve years, from 2010 – 2022.

Contact


John Peter Hagan can be reached at
www.linkedin.com/pub/john-hagan/4/406/a3b

 

 

14 Comments

  1. Karen Star

    Absolutely amazing attorney. I really enjoyed this podcast!

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  2. Sandy Byrne

    This was a really good conversation, I really enjoyed the back and forth between Mike and John. I forwarded this to multiple people in our company to refresh them on investigation and just conversations with employees. Thanks!!

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  3. Tara Pasel

    This was very informative. John had stated he would share templates for open ended investigation questions during interview. I would love to have. What is the best way to request?

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    • Mike Coffey

      We emailed your contact info to John! You should have it directly!

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  4. Laura Rappe

    So much valuable information/insights from you and John. Is it possible to get those investigation questions emailed to me?
    Thank you for a phenomenal conversation.

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    • Mike Coffey

      Sure! Check your email!

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  5. Jeren Francois

    This is a very insightful and exciting episode! Would it be possible to receive John’s developed templates for open ended questions via email? Thanks for all you do.

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    • Maryan Hernandez

      Of course! We emailed your information to John.

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  6. Chris Williams

    Great episode Mike. You asked the questions that I was wondering about. I would love the templates John created.

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    • Maryan Hernandez

      Of course! We emailed your information to John.

      Reply
  7. Yani Diaz

    Great podcast to refresh my knowledge of workplace investigations!

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  8. Kim Young

    Awesome presentation. How can I get a copy of the templates that the speaker mentions?

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    • Maryan Hernandez

      Hello, Kim. We emailed your information to John!

      Reply
  9. Vivian

    Great information. My management team need to know how to conduct interviews that keep us out of court.
    I would like to have the investigation questions that were offered in the podcast.
    Thanks so much!

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