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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

Self Care for Workplace Investigators

A few weeks ago, I met with a number of people who are in charge of retaining external investigators and who conduct internal investigations in their own organization. In my discussions with them, they asked me what our group of investigators does to take care of themselves. We have been talking about this for some

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Harnessing the power of the bystander: Consider the case of the Brampton Firefighters

What makes a bystander tick? Why would someone who witnessed workplace harassment or discrimination, but who was not themself subject to it, complain? What would compel that person to intervene in an ongoing situation? What prompts someone to make an anonymous call to alert their employer of problematic workplace behaviour? A recent arbitral case, The

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Our Top Tips for Effective Workplace Investigation Report Writing

Whether you are an internal investigator, or an external one, producing a report at the end of the workplace investigation process can be difficult and daunting.  Over the years, we have produced many many reports, and we have reviewed many many others.  We’ve also had the benefit of talking about how to write a report

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Human Rights: 25 Years in Review

Some months ago, I was asked to speak at the Human Resources Professional Association’s HR Law Conference to be held in Toronto on October 20, 2016. My task was to identify the notable developments in workplace human rights over the last 25 years. This was no mean feat. There were so many cases to consider.

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