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Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

Rubin Thomlinson Workplace Training and Consulting Inc


Date: December 3-4, 2019

Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC   V6E 4R5

If someone at your organization says they’ve been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, how should you investigate and establish the facts? These complaints can be uniquely challenging for internal investigators — but are more common than ever before. This hands-on, advanced-level training is a must for any frontline staff who may respond to and/or investigate such complaints. Internal investigators leave confident and prepared.

What you'll learn

  • How to make credibility assessments
  • How to deal with difficult subject matter
  • Dealing with vulnerable parties
  • The role of bystanders
  • The legal framework of sexual harassment investigations
  • The psycho-social dynamics of sexual harassment


Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP, recognized in 2016 by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the top 10 Labour and Employment Law Boutiques in the country.

Christine understands and is sensitive to the challenges that businesses face. Recognizing that sometimes the law does not fit with a client’s business reality, Christine has a gift for exploring creative solutions, helping her clients to look at issues objectively and explaining things in a way that people understand. over 20 years of experience, she has become a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals, providing counsel on pursuing employee relationships that support her clients’ business objectives. Christine is renowned for her knowledge, strategic and innovative thinking and ability to provide solutions to challenging workplace issues.

Regularly appearing on the Best Lawyers and Leading Practitioners lists in Canada, Christine is recognized as one of Canada’s leading employment lawyers. Along with the late Mr. Justice Randall Scott Echlin, Christine co-authored the best-selling employment law guide, For Better or For Worse – A Practical Guide to Canadian Employment Law. Now in its 3rd edition, the book remains a prime resource for human resource professionals and students across Canada.

In addition to her depth of expertise in employment law, Christine and Rubin Thomlinson are considered leading authorities in the area of workplace harassment, workplace investigation and workplace reviews.  Christine and her colleagues work across the country, and have conducted various high profile investigations/reviews in workplaces such as the CBC, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Their expertise is reflected in the best-selling, Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, written by Christine and her partner, Janice Rubin, as well as in the extensive training curriculum they have developed to enable employers to conduct effective workplace investigations themselves under increasing regulatory scrutiny.



3 - 4 December 2019
Vancouver, BC