Tag Archives: workplace investigation

An employee in a managerial role is found to be engaging in sexual harassment: what is a reasonable punishment?

When an employee is in a supervisory role and there is adequate evidence that the individual engaged in acts of sexual harassment towards other employees, then the employer’s obligation to its workers leaves limited options. … Read More

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Failure to investigate alleged misconduct can be costly

It is not uncommon for employers to fire first and ask questions later, especially in instances of alleged employee misconduct. Stelcrete Industries Ltd., a rebar assembly plant in Welland, Ontario learned that impulsive actions can … Read More

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How to Handle Violence at Work

Conflicts between employees are inevitable and if left unresolved they can often create a negative work environment and affect productivity levels. In these scenarios, unfortunately, violence at work may arise.   Luckily, there are steps … Read More

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Ferry Captain’s “Red Herrings” Won’t Save His Job

In 2006, BC Ferry, The Queen of the North went south after veering off course and crashing into Gill Island at full speed. In total, 99 passengers were rescued and two were considered dead.

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