RH on HR
This month’s issue provides a detailed look at conducting workplace investigations, and the potential impact of a workplace investigation not thoroughly completed. The article explores a recent case with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, in which they considered the impact of a faulty investigation on a particular applicant. The case included an applicant who had filed a complaint for harassment against her supervisor with the claim that he had harassed her on the basis of her colour, ethnic origin or place of origin or, alternatively, had sexually harassed her. This issue explores the problems inherent in the internal investigation with respect to the applicant, as well as the consequences of conducting an improper investigation. From this, it draws some significant conclusions with respect to the analysis of the Tribunal and its implications for workplace investigations. The issue also provides updates on our past and upcoming engagements and publications.