Employee harassment complaints engage a host of legal obligations and expose employers to potentially significant legal and financial consequences. A thorough and complete investigation is not only required pursuant to applicable health and safety or human rights legislation but is often essential for guiding your decisions and supporting any related terminations, discipline, and other remediation.
Most companies do not have internal capacity to conduct legally compliant investigations, and even those which do may face conflicts of interest where the complaints involve senior members of the organization.
We help our clients through what can be a difficult time in any workplace by both conducting the investigation or by advising from the sidelines on what key areas they need to focus on to preserve evidence, get to the truth, and decide what to do next. We also provide training on harassment and other workplace investigations.
Moreover, as lawyers, when we conduct the investigations, it is possible to shield both the investigation and legal advice as solicitor-client privileged.
Please contact anyone from our team for assistance.