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Procedure and Privilege: Considerations When Conducting a Workplace Investigation in Canada


Category:
CAWI |  External Investigators |  Internal Investigators
Speaker(s):
Erin Kuzz
Duration:
1 Hour, 7 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jan 15, 2020
License:
Never expires.


Description

This webinar will explore the factors Canadian adjudicators examine in determining whether a workplace investigation is covered by legal privilege and when an employer may want to assert or waive any potential privilege claim. Using real life examples, participants will also come away with an understanding of some of the procedural steps they must adhere to if they wish to have a workplace investigation withstand scrutiny by Canadian adjudicators. 

In this session, we will explore:

  • When is a workplace investigation covered by legal privilege?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of asserting privilege over a workplace investigation?
  • Common procedural missteps that can lead to a flawed investigation (and how to avoid them!)

DisclaimerThe contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice. 

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Erin Kuzz's Profile

Erin Kuzz


Erin Kuzz is one of the founding members of Sherrard Kuzz in Toronto, Canada where she represents employers in all areas of employment and labour law. Erin has been recognized by Lexpert®, Chambers Global®, Who’s Who Legal® and Best Lawyers® as one of Canada’s leading employment and labour lawyers.  Having practised labour and employment law for more than 20 years, she has earned a reputation for practical, results-oriented advice. Erin is a Past Chair of the Labour and Employment Section of the Ontario Bar Association and was a member of the Human Resource Committee for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Para Pan Am Games.  She is widely published, has written extensively about a number of different labour and employment issues, including workplace investigations, and is contacted frequently by media for comments on current labour or employment matters. She has also taught on labour relations issues at both York University and University of Toronto.


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