Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

Workplace Investigation Alert: Narrowing the Scope of Allegations in a Workplace Investigation

Most people never think that one day they’ll have to recount for an investigator every time a colleague rolled his eyes or responded sarcastically to a question. However, a recent case from the Alberta Court of Appeal, MacLeod v. Alberta College of Social Workers, illustrates just how important the specifics are.

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The Icing on the Cake: an unfair investigation into a joke gone viral

Recently, in the town of Lorette, Manitoba (Pop. 3,208), which is 25 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, a little inside joke made a very big public splash. The medium? Cake icing. The platform? Snapchat. At a time when employees constantly scroll through their IPhone notifications, mean jokes blasted over social media easily infiltrate the workplace.

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Emojis, exclamation points and ALL-CAPS: the pet-peeves and pitfalls of inter-office emails

In my time as an investigator, I have noticed a theme that arises in many workplace harassment investigations: Emails cause problems. I know what you’re thinking – almost every workplace relies on email! How can people communicate without it? To be clear, I am not advocating for an end to email in the workplace. However,

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