Ensuring Effective Workplace Investigations: Intensive Skills Training for Employers and Unions

Workplace harassment investigations require processes that are fair and effective. Procedural errors can be costly, resulting in irreparable harm to employees and reputational harm to employers. This session will equip human resources professionals, managers, and union representatives with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that investigations in their workplaces are thorough, balanced, and responsive to legal requirements.

Participants will learn to:

– Evaluate harassment complaints
– Choose appropriate, impartial investigators
– Determine the appropriate mandate and scope of the investigation
– Make sure investigations comply with applicable law and are procedurally fair
– Appreciate how investigators should assess credibility and evidence
– Address issues of confidentiality and privilege
– Review investigation reports critically