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The law and practice of workplace investigations /
Gillian Shearer ; general editor, Peter Israel.
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Toronto, Ontario : Emond Montgomery Publications, 2017.
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xvii, 169 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781772551082 (paperback)
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Toronto, Ontario : Emond Montgomery Publications, 2017.
isbn
9781772551082 (paperback)
contents note
1. Duty of the employer to investigate -- 2. Consequences of an investigation gone wrong -- 3. Rules in conducting the investigation -- 4. Workplace investigative technique -- 5. Rights of the accused in the investigative process -- 6. Issues raised in the investigation -- 7. Privilege : workplace investigation reports and notes -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Conducting the investigation: "The perfect world process" -- Appendix B. Sample harassment and workplace violence policy -- Appendix C. Precedent letter to complainant -- Appendix D. Precedent letter to respondent -- Appendix E. Federal and provincial/territorial privacy laws.
abstract
"Workplace investigations have taken on new significance in Canadian employment law. Human rights and Occupational Health and Safety legislation have mandated prompt and effective workplace investigations. Failure to meet these requirements exposes employers to significant damages, both financial and reputational. The Law and Practice of Workplace Investigations analyzes the various aspects of an investigation, including employer duties, consequences of errors, rules of conduct, techniques, and the rights of the accused. It also explores common issues surrounding privilege, negligent investigation, and recovery of costs. Author Gillian Shearer, an experienced and respected workplace investigator and employment lawyer, provides readers with access to all the necessary steps for planning and implementing effective, independent, and fair workplace investigations."--Publisher's website.
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10688995
 
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