This session will first address the nuts and bolts of conducting investigations before moving into a discussion of the nuances of conducting investigations in a unionized environment. Topics discussed will include the role of union representative during investigatory meetings, when to issue Garrity warnings, and the entity’s obligation to provide information to the union. Recent Employment Relation Board cases related to workplace investigations will also be reviewed.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
REBEKAH R. JACOBSON Attorney at Law
Principal Areas of Practice School & Public Entity Law, Human Resource Consultation, Employment & Labor Law
Rebekah R. Jacobson provides counseling and litigation services to school districts, ESDs, and community colleges on a wide range of matters including employment and labor issues, and constitutional and personal injury claims.
Ms. Jacobson provides training on topics such as misuse of technology, transgender issues, accommodating disabilities, staff-student inappropriate relationships, sexual harassment, and public meetings. She is experienced in addressing requirements related to educational employee sexual misconduct, as well as being versed in investigations surrounding workplace discrimination claims and parent complaints.
Before Ms. Jacobson joined the firm, she worked as an attorney for the Oregon School Boards Association and was a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Blumenauer. During law school, she was an Associate Editor for the Oregon Law Review, and was published in Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation. Ms. Jacobson joined the firm as an associate in 2010 and became a shareholder in 2014.
Education & Admissions
University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2006 Willamette University, B.A., 2001 Oregon State Bar, 2006 United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2006 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2014
Professional Distinctions & Affiliations
Oregon State Bar Association Marion County Bar Association Council of School Attorneys Oregon Super Lawyers’ Rising Star - 2014