Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

Nova Scotia workplace investigation myths debunked

As I have begun my workplace investigation practice in Nova Scotia in the last few months, I have encountered some commonly held misconceptions among the employers I’ve spoken with about workplace investigations. These “myths” impact how an employer decides to handle, or more commonly ignore, human rights complaints in the workplace, often to the detriment

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Who guards the guardians? Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission makes costly procedural mistakes

“In my view, it would be contrary to the public interest for the Commission to avoid liability for costs in situations where it has mishandled a complaint to the degree seen in this case.” In Tessier v. Nova Scotia (Human Rights Commission) et al 2014 NSSC 65 (CanLII), the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (NSSC) ruled

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