Northern ON 05.05.21 VIRTUAL Workplace Investigations

Date and Time

Starts:05/05/2021 9:00 AM

Ends:05/05/2021 11:00 PM

Event Type: ABMs

2 CPD Hour(s)



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Northern ON 05.05.21 VIRUTAL Avoiding the Pitfalls: Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Organizations should be equipped to conduct at least some investigations internally.  That said, many organizations aren’t aware of the procedural requirements to properly investigate. This can lead to findings that are flawed, inadequate or biased.  The consequences of a poorly conducted investigation not only results in risks and potential exposures to liability, they also can impact workplace culture, trust and reputational issues for the employer.  By understanding how investigations can go wrong, employers can make informed decisions regarding whether to handle the investigation in-house or engage external expertise. 


Through an interactive, facilitator approach, attendees will:

  • Clarify what, why and when an employer should investigate
  • Identify the key elements of effective, compliant investigations
  • Explore common pitfalls in conducting the investigation process
  • Review recent case law to identify the consequences of getting it wrong


9 - 11 AM Presentation

11 - 1130 AM Northern Chapter Annual Business Meeting



Speaker bio(s)
Laura  Williams

Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Speaker, HR Business Consultant, Workplace Investigator, Thought Leader As the founder and principal of Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting Inc., Laura boasts more than two decades of experience providing strategic advice and legal representation to employers across virtually all industries. Laura is widely recognized as a leader in helping organizations leverage innovative, proactive strategies to reduce liability and costs resulting from ineffective and noncompliant workplace practices. Laura has been named on the Canadian Business Magazine’s W100, and in 2018 Williams HR Law was honoured with the Labour and Employment Boutique Law Firm of the Year award.