Conducting Internal Investigations at UNH

Conducting Internal Investigations

In 2014, the Equal Opportunity Commission reported that a total of 88,000 discrimination and harassment charges were filed. As an employer or human resources professional, it is your job to handle complaints such as harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination that are filed by employees.

in this interactive workshop, you will learn how to conduct sensitive internal HR investigations to help maximize the chances of resolving disputes before they explode into legal nightmares. Applicable federal and state laws will be covered.

Instructor Bios


Conducting Internal Investigations

  • Deborah Gallant

    Deborah Gallant

    Deb Gallant has over thirty years of background and hands-on experience in Human Resources Management and Leadership Development. Prior to joining CMA as a Vice President, she was President of her own HR consulting business for over 20 years, as well as having served as the Director of Leadership Development, OD and Learning at Maine Medical Center/MaineHealth, and at Key Bank as a Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Training. Deb has earned designations as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM-SCP, Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), and a Certified Benefits Professional (CBP).

    Deb Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Maine. She has completed graduate work in Business Administration and Psychology. She is also a 1995 Graduate of “The Program on Negotiation” at Harvard Law School, a 2005 graduate from the McGill International Executive Institute’s Accounting and Finance Program, and received her Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma in 2014. Deb is certified to conduct Emotional Intelligence assessments, DiSC work style assessments, to teach Conflict Resolution Skill Building, and to administer the MRG Leadership Effectiveness Tool.

    Deb has been very active over the years in many various local, community and statewide activities. She served on the Board of a Publicly Traded Company in Northern Maine for 15 years and also served on the Maine Board of Accountancy as the Public Member for 10 years after being appointed to this position by the Governor in 1993. She has served as Chairman of the Board for Junior Achievement of Maine, Board Member at the University of New England, Member of the Cumberland Club Board of Directors, and as a Board member for Mercy Hospital.

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