Workplace Investigations

Toronto In-Class Course • Online Live Webinar | November 15th, 2018

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In today’s environment, conducting effective workplace investigations is essential. Prompt and effective investigations allow you to identify any issues in your Company’s work environment and gives you the opportunity to resolve problems at an early stage. Effective investigations also reduce the chance of litigation and increase the chance of success should litigation occur.

Our course provides a review of specific types of investigations and provides a review of the latest law on this topic as well as practical tips. Come join us as we discuss the challenges and strategic opportunities when conducting investigations including best practices when writing reports, the role of in-house counsel, investigations in the #MeToo era and investigations of allegations made by clients or customers.

This course is a must-attend for in-house lawyers and human resource professionals who conduct or supervise investigations as well as external counsel who advise clients conducting investigations. Now more than ever, what you don’t know can hurt.

Course Leader

Sarah Graves | Partner, FASKEN 
Sarah Graves focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law, litigation and human rights. Sarah represents private and public employers and academic institutions on matters such as employment standards, employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, workplace investigations, human rights including sexual harassment claims involving allegations of sexual assault, whistleblower claims, accommodation and disability and leave laws. Sarah regularly provides strategic and practical advice to employers on a wide range of issues including multi-jurisdiction and international reorganizations. Sarah conducts employment-related audits and represents employers dealing with wage and hour claims including conducting wage and hour audits and advising regarding class action avoidance strategies. For more than ten years Sarah practiced as an employment litigator with a major international law firm in New York and Connecticut litigating cases in state and federal court including conducting jury trials. Sarah has conducted investigations on varied topics and has extensive experience advising clients on the conduct of investigations including investigation design, documentation, privilege issues, and report writing. Sarah regularly conducts training programs for executives, managers, human resources professionals and in house lawyers on a variety of topics and is a frequent public speaker.

Guest Speaker

Christina Hall | Assistant General Counsel, Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Christina Hall is Assistant General Counsel for Wal-Mart Canada Corp. and is responsible for overseeing the company’s employment law portfolio across Canada. She leads a group of lawyers and paralegals who focus on being strategic partners to Wal-Mart’s human resources teams and business leaders to manage a broad range of legal issues. As part of her role, Christina provides legal support and advice to Wal-Mart’s internal workplace investigations team. Christina was called to the bar in Ontario in 2004 after receiving her LL.B from Western University in 2003. Prior to moving in-house, Christina spent 12 years as a labour and employment lawyer in the national law firms of Dentons LLP, Heenan Blaikie LLP and, most recently, as a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. While in private practice, Christina was a frequent author, commentator and public speaker on a wide range of labour, employment, human rights and health and safety law topics. She is a co-author of the book, HR Manager’s Guide to Background Checks and Pre-Employment Testing (Carswell) and has been an adjunct professor at Western University’s law school since 2006 where she teaches Employment Law to upper year law students.

Course Highlights

  • Preparing for an Investigation
  • Hot Topics
  • Conducting Workplace Investigations
  • Developing Effective Interview Skills
  • One Size Does Not Fit All: Key Issues in Different Investigations
  • Effective Report Writing
Networking lunch and refreshments are included.

In-Class Course Location:               Webinar Participants
Vantage Venues                                  An access link will be provided the week of the event
150 King St. W, 27th Floor
Toronto, ON
M5H 1J9

Registration Details

Toronto - November 15th, 2018
Vantage Venues
150 King St. W., 27th Floor, Toronto, ON
M5H 1J9

Price: $1,195


Webinar - November 15th, 2018
Carswell Professional Development Centre



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