Halton: Don't sweep it under the Rug: How to Properly Respond to a harassment or bullying complaint

Date and Time

Starts:11/05/2021 12:00 PM

Ends:11/05/2021 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:11/05/2021 10:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

1.0 Hour(s)



Members: Free Non Members: $30


Additional Information

Registration Closes November 4th at 1PM

Event Sponsor

Halton: Don't sweep it under the Rug: How to Properly Respond to a harassment or bully complaint

Many employers find themselves overwhelmed when workplace bullying and harassment complaints arise. This session will outline the appropriate concrete and practical steps that HR professionals should be taking when dealing with such complaints.


12:00 pm Opening Remarks & Introduction

12:15 pm Speaker Presentation

1:15 pm Closing Remarks

1:30 pm Event Concludes


Registration Difficulties or Questions? Please reach out to Ashley Kernohan - akernohan@hrpa.ca

Learning Objectives:

  • What practical steps to take when an employee lodges a complaint
  • Why it's important to take these steps and what are the possible ramifications for botching the complaint process
  • Review of Case Law

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Speaker bio(s)
Zaheer Lakhani, Lawyer

Zaheer Lakhani is a partner at the boutique law firm Lakhani Campea LLP, which specializes in employment law, workplace investigations and litigation services. Called to the Bar in 1998, Zaheer advises and represents various sized employers as well as individuals in a variety of areas such as human rights, including disability and accommodation; wrongful dismissal claims; employment standards compliance and litigation, and general strategic HR advice. Zaheer is frequently sought out to provide third party investigation services for various employers including municipal clients, school boards, and Canadian Universities. In the spring of 2020, his investigation involving the conduct of an elected school board trustee was referenced in various news media including the Ottawa Citizen, CBC, Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. Zaheer has also appeared as a guest on CBC Radio and Radio Canada to discuss discrimination and toxic workplaces and he was quoted by the Canadian Safety Reporter in an article related to workplace harassment. Zaheer has delivered presentations on a variety of topics on behalf of various chapters of the Human Resource Professional’s Association (HRPA), the HRPA’s annual conference, as well as the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association (OMHRA) Spring and Fall Conference. Most recently, he delivered a presentation discussing the Impact of Racial Bias and Racism in the Workplace.