Attorney - Investigator

Microsoft - Redmond, WA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $96,000 - $130,000 a year
Microsoft is looking for a dynamic individual interested in sharing the vision of the Employee Relations Investigations Team to positively impact the employee experience and help promote compliance with Microsoft policy by addressing discrimination, harassment, conflict of interest and retaliation concerns in an objective, thorough, and timely manner. If this sounds like you, consider a position as an Attorney - Investigator on the Employee Relations Investigations Team (ERIT) team as your next career move.


Responsibilities include:
Independently lead and manage multiple, comprehensive and timely investigations of complex employee relations issues in a fast-paced environment.
Conduct complex, professional interviews, often involving senior management, prepare investigation reports, and convey ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Exercise considerable judgment and discretion in scenarios that are complex and highly sensitive, consulting with legal counsel as needed.
Make determinations regarding company policies related to equal employment opportunity, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, and family and romantic relationship conflicts of interest.
Partner with HR to ensure investigation of employee relations issues in a comprehensive and timely manner.
Effectively and professionally communicate regarding investigation progress and findings.
Respond proactively to the tracking, trending, and analysis of employee relations issues.
Conduct trainings to increase capabilities on identification and appropriate handling of employee relations matters.
Partner with other internal investigative teams.
Collaborate with the team regarding processes and best practices to improve investigation efficiencies and effectiveness.

2+years of legal work experience in the areas of employment law or workplace investigations /complaints.
Juris Doctorate (JD) including membership in good standing in bar association is required.

Experience conducting and consulting on complex workplace investigations.
Demonstrated knowledge of human resources practices and federal and state employment laws.
Experience responding to EEO charges.
Experience developing and/or delivering EEO or employment law training.
Prior experience at a law firm working with technology clients on employment/investigation issues or experience in a technology company working on employment/investigation issues.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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