This session will cover the legal framework governing municipal employment complaints and investigations, including the complexities of confidentiality in the context of open meetings and open records laws.
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.
This webinar will provide an overview of the eight draft Ethical Guidelines, highlight the reasons why the guidelines were developed and explain how they will sit with other professional ethical obligations and the forthcoming AAWI Best Practice Standards.
We will discuss issues such as ethical responsibilities, investigating high profile cases, lack of cooperation, privilege and confidentiality, disappearing evidence, professionalism, report organization, executive summaries, drawing conclusions and more.
Those attending will gain insight into handling high-profile investigations, as well as into allegations that don’t quite rise to the level of harassment and allegations that are well beyond the statute of limitations (and perhaps outside of the strict employment context).