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Think you’re off the hook to investigate? Not so fast

Canada - September 13 2019 As investigators we know that an employer’s duty to investigate - while necessary to ensure a healthy and safe working environment - can also be…

Investigating The Invisible: Examining Subtle Racial Discrimination (Part 2)

Canada - September 10 2019 The concept of a “microaggression” has received significant attention in recent years, and was explored more fully in a previous post. At its core, a…

Building Safety in Sport - Lessons in Shifting Culture

Canada - September 6 2019 I am the Harassment and Discrimination Officer for my community sport club. Unlike my club peers who volunteered for the Board of Directors or…

Investigating The Invisible: Examining Subtle Racial Discrimination (Part 1)

Canada - August 23 2019 Overt racial discrimination, such as a racial slur or derogatory comment, can be easy to spot. However, the difficulty for investigators arises where…

Unfair Investigation? No Comment.

Canada - August 12 2019 We are now in a world where workplace harassment is taken much more seriously than it was before. Although some jurisdictions in Canada do not have…

Il, elle, iel ou ille? Quel langage neutre utiliser en français? | Gender neutral language in French, does it exist?

Canada - August 12 2019 Lorsque j’étais membre du Tribunal des droits de la personne de l’Ontario, j’ai présidé à une audience qui se déroulait en anglais où une des parties…

With a Little Help from my Support Person

Canada - July 31 2019 For most people, participating in a workplace investigation is an unusual departure from their workplace routine. Whether they are a complainant or a…

Sharing the Investigation Results or: How to Stop Worrying and Have the Conversation

Canada - July 18 2019 Employers sometimes ask us for guidance on how to share the results of a workplace investigation with the parties. It’s not difficult to imagine why…

Health Care and Harassment: Now is the time to address unhealthy habits

Canada - July 5 2019 Grey’s Anatomy - the television show and not the textbook - has been running for more seasons than I care to count. All I know is that it has spanned…

How an external investigation actually saved money for an employer

Canada - June 24 2019 At Rubin Thomlinson we deliver a lot of training on conducting workplace investigations and often the discussion turns to the costs of conducting an…