Anatomy of a Workplace Investigation

Anatomy of a Workplace Investigation

C2C Consultant Marlene Hope utilizes her experience as a seasoned investigator to provide instruction to HR Professionals, Managers, and those seeking to become independent workplace investigators.  The curriculum provides an overview of:

  • Applicable legislation and policy
  • The investigative process
  • Evidence gathering
  • Conducting a trauma-informed interview
  • Review of findings
  • Conclusion
  • Limitation of Investigations
  • Report Writing
  • Difficult Witnesses
  • Investigative Mistakes

In Sept 2016, the Federal Court, Justice, Russell Zinn found that a workplace investigator failed to retain an open mind during the investigation.  In Balraj Shoan and Attorney General of Canada (2016 FC 1003), Justice Zinn’s findings reinforce the need for internal and external investigators, to be experienced, stay neutral, unbiased, and impartial. Corporations are obligated to deal with complaints of bullying, harassment, sexual assault, sexual harassment, personal harassment, to name but a few.  Organizations place themselves in jeopardy morally, ethically, and legally, when they fail to conduct a proper investigation. C2C Consulting customizes the workshops to meet the needs of our clients.  We utilize a variety of techniques to engage the participants including lecture format, open discussion, independent work, group interaction, and role-playing.

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Courses and Workshops

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