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Investigating Workplace Sexual Misconduct

24 March 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


The ACi in partnership with Ropes & Gray are pleased to host a special event on

Don’t Be That Investigator: Trauma-Informed and Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Investigating Workplace Sexual Misconduct

In this unique event, we will examine how corporate investigators can manage complainants, witnesses and employees accused of wrongdoing in a culturally sensitive way, including duty of care to all parties concerned. The course will discuss how to respond to complex sexual misconduct allegations using trauma-informed approaches as part of a robust response, the role bias can play in an investigation, employment law implications and how sexual misconduct investigations link to wider organisation culture discussions.

Module 1: 09.30 – 12.30  GMT/ 10.30 – 13.30 CET Friday 24th March 2023

What is a sexual misconduct allegation?
Sexual Misconduct allegations and Employment law (UK?)
What is sexual harassment
Barriers to reporting sexual misconduct
Receiving a disclosure

Module 2: 09.30 – 12.30 / 10.30 – 13.30 CET Wednesday 29th March 2023

A Trauma-Informed Approach
Myths and stereotypes of complainants
Trauma-informed approach to interviewing complainants
Myths and stereotypes of subjects of concern
Interviewing subjects of concern
Organisational culture
Tips to become a safe Organisation

Tickets £199 




Delegates who cannot attend the live training can receive a recording of either session.

Attendance Certificates will be issued to all participants whether they attend live or recorded.

Panel Members

Amanda Raad, Partner, Ropes & Gray

Amanda Raad, a US lawyer who is also admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, serves as co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s award-winning global anti-corruption and international risk practice. Amanda has substantial experience negotiating with US regulators on behalf of companies and individuals concerning cross-border matters involving corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial fraud. These matters are often subject to scrutiny by foreign regulators given their multi-jurisdictional nature. In addition, Amanda proactively works with clients across industries and geographies to identify and mitigate risk. This work includes advising private equity and other investor clients on risk-based diligence as well as effective and efficient portfolio company monitoring while preserving company independence. Finally, Amanda advises clients on corporate social responsibility, supply chain compliance and responsible sourcing.Amanda frequently publishes and speaks on cross-border challenges in the corporate crime and investigations space, including on sexual misconduct. She is a contributor to GIR’s “The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations” and serves as a Director for Lawyers Without Borders, and a committee member for the Fraud Lawyers Association. Amanda is listed in GIR’s Women in Investigations 2018, Chambers UK, UK Legal 500, and New York Super Lawyers.

Ruby Moshenska, Safeguarding Investigations & Training Specialist

Ruby Moshenska is a Safeguarding Consultant and Investigations professional with over nine years experience conducting investigations into sexual violence, sexual harassment, child abuse and abuse of power in the public and third sector. She was Global SHEA and Safeguarding Lead at ActionAid International for four years, and prior to that held the position of Acting Head of Safeguarding at Oxfam GB.  In her earlier career, Ruby carried out and managed investigations in prisons for the Ministry of Justice in the UK, and across four continents for international INGOs.

Sharon Tan, Partner, Mishcon de Reya

Sharon is a Partner in the Employment department with significant experience advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. She brings a commercial and strategic approach to the  increasing array of employment issues that clients face, and  is adept at handling matters ranging from investigations, executive contract negotiations/exit arrangements, business restructurings and redundancies to Remuneration Code issues and the operation of forfeiture provisions (malus and claw-back).Sharon has particular expertise in complex, high-value Employment Tribunal disputes, and High Court litigation, including team moves and the enforcement of restrictive covenants, as well as bonus, discrimination and whistleblowing claims. She has advised LLPs on partnership matters and is well-versed in the issues that affect their members. She also has a breadth of experience advising on the employment aspects of domestic and multijurisdictional corporate transactions, and in managing international projects involving complex legal issues and sensitive business considerations. Her client base spans multiple business sectors and includes financial and private equity institutions, manufacturers, insurers, sporting organisations, charitable foundations, and online businesses. Clients range from well-known global brands and internationally listed  organisations to entrepreneurial businesses.


24 March 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm