Conducting an Effective Workplace Investigation

An investigation can be an effective tool or a significant liability for an employer. Learn best practices on conducting proper investigations

    

DESCRIPTION

On Demand
Course Leader : Matthew Badrov and Gerald Griffiths, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: $69.00
$69.00

A workplace investigation can be an effective — and, at times, necessary — tool for an employer. An organized and well thought out investigation will bolster the credibility of its findings if and when those findings are brought before an adjudicator for review. On the other hand, 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.

The purpose of this webinar is to provide useful information on conducting investigations. The material will cover the following:


When do you need to investigate
• Legal obligation to investigate harassment, violence and discrimination
• Policy reasons to investigate workplace misconduct

Avoiding common investigation pitfalls
• Who should conduct the investigation?
• How to effectively question participants?
• Should the complainant or respondent be placed on leave during the investigation?
• What is the union's role in workplace investigation?
• How can surveillance and electronic evidence be effectively used?

Dealing with the outcome of the investigation
• How to reach a conclusion on your investigation
• Effectively communicating the outcome
• Discipline and discharge arising from a workplace investigation
• Returning the investigated employee to work

PRESENTERS: Matthew Badrov and Gerald Griffiths, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Matthew Badrov is lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP in Toronto, focusing on representing management in many areas of employment law. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour and Employment, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation, Young Lawyers) and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He regularly writes and speaks on a wide range of employment and labour law issues.


  

Gerald Griffiths also practices management-side employment and labour law with Sherrard Kuzz LLP in Toronto. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour and Employment, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation, Young Lawyers) and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He also practiced employment and labour law at one of Canada’s largest full-service law firms.

*Please note, this webinar is available for viewing for 7 days from date of enrollment.