External Workplace Investigations
As an Employer the workplace landscape has changed substantially over the last few years. The definition of workplace harassment now includes workplace sexual harassment, and broadens the obligations it places on employers to ensure their workplaces are free from harassment and sexual harassment. The recent “me too” movement has brought a great deal of attention to the conduct of employees in the workplace in general. Knowing what type of conduct is acceptable and what conduct is not acceptable is not always easy to identify.
At KCY at LAW our expertise in the area of harassment claims in the workplace and resulting human rights complaints gives us the knowledge and experience necessary to help you navigate through changes in the law and to ensure that your workplace has the necessary policies and procedures in place to properly deal with harassment complaints as they arise. Proper training of all employees to know their rights and their obligations is important.
At KCY at LAW we can guide you through conducting an internal investigation and what is required from you as the employer. However, if the situation involves a senior management employee or there is a conflict of interest, or even when there is a perceived conflict, you may require an “external investigator” to conduct the investigation at arms-length in order to satisfy the requirement that you have conducted a fair investigation.