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What You DoWorkplace Investigationsn't Know Can Hurt You: Conducting

Sonia Regenbogen
Heenan Blaikie
Sarah Graves
Heenan Blaikie
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
7:45 A.M - 10 A.M.
Seminar Summary

One of your employees alleges discrimination or harassment. Are you prepared to carry out a proper investigation? You had better be, because adjudicators will expect you to get it right. Sophisticated employers and human resource professionals know the value of a timely, thorough, properly conducted investigation in supporting decision-making and protecting the interests of employers, managers and employees. Furthermore, in some situations, particularly in the human rights context, an employer may have a procedural duty to investigate. It is not enough to merely do the right thing; how one gets there is equally important.

In this interactive session, we will share practical tips and useful tools on the following:

  • Who should conduct the investigation?
  • Different approaches for different types of investigation
  • Investigation techniques: physical evidence, interviews, document review, etc.
  • How to conduct an effective interview
  • How to deal with "he says, she says"
  • Drafting effective documentation and reports
  • Recommendations and action plans
  • Communication of the result of the investigation
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
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