More and more employers are recognizing what an important tool a workplace investigation can be in discovering problems and preventing their reoccurrence. The main objective of any workplace investigation is to provide a sound and factual basis for decisions by management. The investigation should also produce reliable documentation that can be used to support management actions.
If you are a human resources professional or a manager, you may be tasked with the responsibility for overseeing a workplace investigation. Undertaking a workplace investigation on your own may seem like an overwhelming task, given all of the complexities involved and the steps required to prepare factual and reliable documentation that will directly impact the decision of the adjudicators.
The lawyers in our Employment & Labour Group have extensive experience advising employers on how to manage the conduct of workplace investigations. Our employment lawyers have conducted numerous workplace investigations on behalf of employers. We understand what is legally required to demonstrate a thorough and objective investigation — and we understand the legal consequences of a workplace investigation that is completed inadequately.
Workplace Investigations Training Course
- Introduction to Workplace Investigation
- Abuse, Discrimination, Harassment and Investigations: A Brief Overview
- Planning an Effective Investigation
- Witness Interviews and Assessing Credibility
- Gathering and Retaining Evidence
- Effective Investigative Report Writing
- A Trauma-Informed Approach to Investigations
We share our expertise through a variety of hands-on, interactive and practical workplace investigation training programs designed to meet the specific challenges facing human resources professionals and managers.
To arrange for Workplace Investigations Training or for more information on our training course, please contact us.