Understanding Workplace Harassment Investigations in Ontario

Workplace Harassment

Recent figures show that workplace harassment is not a rarity in Canada. Employers are required to deal with workplace harassment when it happens. However, businesses also need to take concrete steps to prevent harassment from occurring in the first place.

Workplace Investigation Questions: Key Questions to Ask Parties and Witnesses

According to provincial and federal legislation, employers in Canada have an obligation to investigate workplace harassment and violence allegations. For an organization to successfully resolve the issue and effectively prevent similar problems from happening again, workplace investigation questions are crucial.

Does Your Employee Handbook Need an Update?

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A formal, written employee handbook is one of the most important documents in the workplace. Employers should make sure that their handbook is up-to-date and in compliance with all of the legal requirements applicable to them. The handbook should be comprehensive and cover all key policies of the company relating to employees’ conduct, as well […]

Workplace Investigation Best Practices That Build Trust

Investigation Interview

If you are conducting a workplace investigation pursuant to a complaint of prohibited discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code or an alleged violation of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, it is vital to follow recognized best practices for such investigations in order to establish trust among all parties. Employees who believe they may have been […]

Proving a Hostile Work Environment

Businesswoman in a hostile work environment

While proving a hostile work environment is legally challenging, working in an overly hostile environment can amount to a breach of your legal rights and should not be ignored.

Does Your Employee Handbook Need an Update?

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Handbooks are key workplace documents that establish expectations, practices, and procedures to help keep employees on track and performing. A handbook should always be kept up to date to ensure it takes into account changes in the law and changes at your business. Find out more inside.

4 Steps to Preventing Workplace Harassment Claims in Your Business

As a business owner in Ontario, having a friendly and safe environment for your employees can increase productivity. It is also necessary to protect your business from potential legal liability. Here are 4 steps to help protect your business from a workplace harassment claim.