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B.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner weighs in on disclosure of university’s workplace investigation report

The extent to which an investigation report must be disclosed is not yet a settled issue in the case law. While solicitor-client privilege is at times used by lawyers to withhold reports from the parties, a recent decision from British Columbia’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (the “IPC”) has now added privacy legislation

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B.C. Human Rights Tribunal Tackles Complainant Credibility

One of the frequent questions we are asked when conducting our workplace investigation training is, “When faced with conflicting evidence at the end of a workplace investigation, how can we make decisions about the relative credibility of the parties and witnesses?” Even more challenging can be articulating the reasons why you believe the evidence of

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What the Premier League Clearly Did Not Learn from the Miami Dolphins

Just last week, I wrote about the Miami Dolphins’ swift and effective response to offensive tweets posted by a player in response to the NFL’s draft of its first openly gay player, Michael Sam. Within a week, news of offensive and sexist e-mails written by Richard Scudamore, the Chief Executive of the Premier League, were

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What do Halifax Potholes and Workplace Investigation Problems Have in Common?

I have been “away” for the last number of years, and here I am, back in Halifax, with my own workplace investigation practice. My pleasure at being home has been tempered by the potholes populating Halifax streets. As I was bobbing and weaving down roads leading toward and away from everywhere, I started thinking about

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