Please join us for our next Workshop: *
Conducting an Effective Workplace Harassment Investigation
FULL-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
In Ontario, as in many other jurisdictions across Canada, an employer is required by law to conduct an investigation in response to an allegation of workplace harassment (for example, in Ontario there is Bill 132 (Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2016).
However, how to conduct an effective investigation is rarely straight forward. For more complex or sensitive matters, it is often prudent to retain counsel to investigate and report to management. In other cases, an employer may be well suited to conduct the investigation ‘in house’.
A well planned and executed investigation will help management make sound and defensible decisions, enhance employee morale and bolster the credibility of its finding if brought before an adjudicator for review. By contrast, a poorly planned and executed investigation can result in less than optimal decision-making, a finding by an adjudicator the investigation was flawed or unlawful, and attract damages against the employer for acting in bad faith.
This workshop will provide participants with training on how to conduct an effective workplace harassment investigation using real-life scenarios and interactive learning sessions.
A workplace investigation can be an effective, and at times necessary, tool for any employer. An organized and well-planned investigation will bolster the credibility of its finding if brought before an adjudicator for review. By contrast, a poorly planned and executed investigation can result in a finding the investigation was unlawful, and potentially attract damages against the employer for acting in bad faith.
With the advent of Bill 132, employers are increasingly conducting workplace harassment investigations ‘in house’ in an effort to reduce cost.
This one-day workshop will provide training on how to conduct a workplace harassment investigation using real-life scenarios and interactive learning sessions.
What type of complaint or misconduct must be investigated?
How to conduct an interview.
Dealing with tricky investigation situations.
How to reach defensible findings of fact.
What is (and is not) harassment?
Writing a complete, well-organized and effective harassment report.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
250 Yonge Street, Suite 3300
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7
(for emergencies our 24 Hour Line is 416.420.0738)
We look forward to seeing you!
* Law Society of Ontario CPD Credits: This workshop may be applied toward general CPD credits.
* HRPAO CHRP designated members should inquire at www.hrpa.ca for certification eligibility guidelines regarding this workshop.