HR on Trial: The Legal Preparation of the HR Professional as a Litigation Witness
Kirsten Scheurer Branigan. Esq. co-created and developed an innovative program entitled HR on Trial: Legal Preparation of the Human Resources Professional as a Litigation Witness that has been presented to multiple and varied audiences on multiple occasions, including in-house and to local Society for Human and Resource Management (SHRM) chapters and to a state-wide audience at a SHRM conference. HR on Trial is an interactive three-act role-play where weaknesses of the investigative process are acted out. The audience observes an HR Professional investigate a complaint of harassment, the resulting deposition of the HR Professional, followed by the cross examination of the HR Professional at trial.