FactFinders Issue #23 December 2012

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investigations_icon.jpgIssue 23, December 2012

Don't Sweep Problems under the Carpet!

by P.A. Neena Gupta, Partner

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

neena.gupta@gowlings.com


Employers in Ontario have a positive duty to investigate complaints under the Human Rights Code, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Even when the underlying complaint is completely untrue, implausible or fabricated, the employer has an obligation to conduct a competent investigation.

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investigations_icon2.jpgHappy Holidays to All!

As always, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and colleagues for your continued partnership.  It is business associates like you who make our jobs a pleasure and keep our organization successful. This year in an effort to show our thanks Dean has made a donation to the Tema Conter Memorial Trust. This organization provides peer and psychological support to our correctional, emergency, and military organizations when they need it the most through research, education, and training. You can read more about this fantastic organization here.  May your holiday season and the new year be filled with much joy, happiness and success.  We look forward to working with you in the coming year and hope our business relationship continues for many years to come.

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investigations_icon2.jpgInvestigation Interviewing - Keys to Success DVD

This 1 1/2 hour DVD covers the A - Z of investigation interviewing.  With video demonstrations of interviewing scenarios and Dean's knowledge and expertise in this area of investigations, viewers will learn new techniques and strategies to enhance their interviewing skills. View a brief clip of the DVD.

Learn more about Benard + Associates and how we can assist you at www.benardinc.com.

workshop_arrow.jpgUPCOMING WEBINARS

Investigation Report Writing (Regulatory)

December 11, 2012

This session will look at report writing in the regulatory arena, paying particular attention to factors such as maintaining neutrality in report writing and ensuring the report is complete, accurate, and clear for the readers. We will examine the potential for concerns being raised about bias or impropriety and discuss ways to ensure our reports guard against such arguments.

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Investigation Report Writing   (Corporate)

December 20, 2012

The written report is the reflection of the fruits of an investigation and is arguably the most scrutinized document by all involved parties to an investigation.

For corporate human resource investigations the goal and expectations are complex and there are many pitfalls that can become obstacles to an effective investigation report.

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