Hamilton: 02.17.21 Why, When and How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation

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Starts:02/17/2021 12:00 PM

Ends:02/17/2021 1:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

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Hamilton: 02.17.21 Why, When and How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation

Workplace Investigations: It is never easy to deal with situations of conflict or allegations of harassment or bullying in the workplace. This session will help you navigate through the steps to take to ensure things get resolved properly.


1.Recognizing situations that require a workplace investigation

2.When should you consider retaining a 3rd party or an outside investigator?

3.What does the Ministry of Labour suggest in how to conduct an investigation: maintaining confidentiality, fact finding, assessing credibility, and the report Risks of an investigation being done improperly or not doing one at all

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.