North Bay / Peel: Investigations in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:10/21/2021 9:00 AM

Ends:10/21/2021 12:00 PM

Registration Closes:10/19/2021 11:59 PM

Event Type: Webinar

3 CPD Hour(s)



Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-members: $30


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Employers have an obligation to conduct a competent workplace investigation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Human Rights Code. Unfortunately, we are seeing many decisions from Courts outlining where employer's have fallen short of their obligations resulting in liability and increased damages. This half-day seminar will equip participants with the skills to develop a sound investigation plan, collect and organize evidence, and draft an investigation report that will stand up to scrutiny. The program is being hosted by the experts at Persaud Employment Law. Please download their free App as it will be used during the seminar to demonstrate free resources for you to use in your investigations going forward:

This Seminar will cover:

  • Review of duty to investigate, identify when to use an external investigator and how to manage the investigator;
  • Interviewing skills and strategies
  • Making credibility assessments
  • Writing a report that will stand up to scrutiny

This seminar is hands-on and interactive and includes case studies and small group discussions.

Registration Closes:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:59PM

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Tracey Gallacher

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Speaker bio(s)
Dorian Persaud, Lawyer

Dorian N. Persaud is a respected employment lawyer whose practice is focused on providing creative solutions for employers and employees. Prior to practising employment law, he obtained a bachelor of commerce degree, worked in wealth management and government, and studied theology. His diverse life experience and education have uniquely prepared him to solve the problems of today’s workplace. Prior to starting his own practice, Dorian was an associate with a prominent employment law boutique in Toronto and a labour and employment law firm in Northern Ontario. He was actively involved in arbitration and collective bargaining. He also provided counsel on the restructuring of private and public sector companies, and worked extensively with First Nations organizations. He also contributed to some compelling human rights cases, such as the defence of a university against allegations of age discrimination in its hiring process. Dorian provides counsel to employers and employees on all areas of employment law, including employment contracts, wrongful dismissals, workplace policies, employment standards, human rights in the workplace, and workplace investigations. Dorian has written and published a number of articles on employment and human rights law and currently sits on the Board of Governors for Knox College, University of Toronto. Writing the Law Exam in 2018? Dorian will walk you through areas of employment law to consider for study in preparation for the exam.