On-Demand Webcast: Correct Workplace Investigations: What Every HR Professional Needs to Know

Date and Time

Starts:06/23/2016 12:00 AM

Ends:06/23/2056 11:30 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 Hours Hour(s)


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Workplace investigations simplified.

<  Valuable tips to save your organization time, money and reputation.

Be equipped and ready when harassment, violence, human rights infringements or other related issues rear their ugly heads in your workplace.

<  Proper workplace investigations are necessary and important.

<  Make sure your organization knows what steps to take

<  How to correctly conduct an investigation.

<  And avoid costly, potential legal liability.

Investigating disciplinary matters, alleged employee misconduct, workplace violence and harassment can be complicated and time-consuming for any business.

Now with the inclusion of workplace violence and harassment under occupational health and safety law, and the expanding obligation to investigate under human rights law it is imperative to learn when and how to conduct a workplace investigation and when to involve a third-party.

Now everyone from the first-time HR investigator to the seasoned veteran can:

<  Control risks of poor investigations and poor evidence

<  Establish the factual elements of the allegations

<  Determine actions in accordance with best practices and company policies.

WHY you should be Here (Learning Objective):

By attending this valuable broadcast, you can:

<  Review recent case law on workplace investigations

<  Learn about costly mistakes made in workplace investigations and how to avoid them

<  Find out how to conduct an effective workplace investigation

<  Know when to involve an external investigator

<  Receive a refresher on Privilege and when it applies to an investigation

WHAT you will Gain (Learning Outcome):

This program will assist first-time HR investigators and seasoned veterans to:

<  Control risks of poor investigations and poor evidence

<  Establish the factual elements of the allegations

<  Determine actions in accordance with best practices and company policies

Who should Participate:

The Program is Highly Beneficial for:

<  HR Leaders, Managers and Investigators – from first times to veterans

<  All Professionals, Executives in charge of managing, staff and leading teams

Program Agenda:

<  Review of recent case law

<  Costly mistakes made in investigations and how to avoid them

<  How to conduct an effective workplace investigation

<  When to involve an external investigator

<  When “Privilege” applies to an investigation

Speaker bio(s)
Cynthia Ingram

A Senior Employment Lawyer who is respected by her clients and peers alike. She provides strategic advice and representation to businesses of various sizes and diverse industries on human resource and employment-related matters, including OSHA requirements and risk management. With a focus on management needs, she works alongside the HR and Corporate Security divisions of businesses ranging from family-owned businesses and start-ups, to large public and multi-national corporations to provide strategic advice and support towards sound employment and workplace policies and practice.
With both commercial and in-house experience, Cynthia is recognized for developing a unique alliance with her clients – developing strategies to enable them to navigate all statutory and HR obligations to achieve their best result. Her wide range of experience includes counseling and representing clients on issues including hiring practices, employment and service agreements, employee policies and procedures, performance management, managing leaves of absence, employee discipline and termination, health and safety, and discrimination and harassment. She also provides comprehensive advice to Senior Management and executives on compensation and share entitlements. A skilled litigator, her expertise includes advising clients in the practical avoidance of litigation on contentious workplace and employment disputes, and representing clients before all levels of Courts and administrative tribunals if and when litigation results.
Cynthia’s experience with workplace investigations includes assisting and advising owners and HR personnel on all aspects of workplace investigations, including providing an objective review and assessment of workplace complaints and allegations of employee misconduct.
Cynthia works with clients to develop and deliver tailored training on obligations and compliance regarding risk-management, OSHA, Bill 132, performance management, media and PR, and effective workplace investigations.
Cynthia’s passion in working for her clients is equalled by her passion for volunteerism and supporting youth development. Beyond her professional career, Cynthia is a working mother of two. Her commitment to her family and the broader community sees her volunteering in several capacities in her local school, dance and lacrosse communities. In 2014, Cynthia was honoured to participate in the Community Foundation of Mississauga’s Dancing with the Mississauga Stars, bringing home the coveted mirror ball trophy and raising funds in support of the Foundation’s work for and in the Mississauga community. Most recently, Cynthia acted as Assistant Coach and Team Manager of 2014 Oakville Lady Hawks U11, and Team Manager of the 2015 and 2016 U13-2 squads, watching with pride as the squads achieved success as the Ontario Women’s’ Field Lacrosse Provincial Champions in 2014 and 2016.
Cynthia completed her Bachelor of Arts, Economics at the University of Western Ontario in 1990, and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of British Columbia in 1993, including studies at the UC Hastings College of Law. Cynthia was admitted to the practice of law in 1995.