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Northeastern 01.15.20 WEBINAR Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations
While most employers know that the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires a policy and program on workplace violence or harassment, there remains much confusion about the appropriate contents of the policy; what circumstances require a "formal" investigation"; whether investigations require the involvement of an independent third party; and how to assess whether a disciplinary outcome is supported.
With complaints of workplace harassment in particular on the rise, this session will address these questions and provide clarity on the law and best practices when developing procedures and conducting investigations. An emphasis on recent case law will demonstrate how adjudicators review and assess employer's investigation practices, if and when those practices are later challenged by a party.
Through this session, the participant will:
- Understand the required elements of workplace violence and harassment policies and programs
- Learn how to approach and address employee complaints of workplace violence and harassment
- Learn about recent court and arbitration decisions respecting workplace investigations, and what they signal about effective – and defensible – investigations
Noon – 1 PM Presentation
Cristy Nurse is an Associate at Templeman LLP and a member of the firm's labour and employment group, focusing on management-side labour, employment, and human rights law for both public and private sector clients. Cristy also regularly works with the firm's municipal law practice on litigation, privacy, and administrative law files, and has appeared as counsel or co-counsel in matters before the Superior Court, Human Rights Tribunal, and Ontario Labour Relations Board.