The reasons for a workplace investigation are many and varied. Perhaps there has been a complaint of harassment, bullying or discrimination. Perhaps an employee is suspected of theft, fraud or another egregious infraction. The advent of Bill 168 in Ontario has necessitated employers to look at establishing some form of investigation protocol. Regardless of the reason, virtually all organizations in all sectors face the prospect of having to conduct a workplace investigation.
There are a number of issues that can be tied to conducting an internal investigation. There may be a lack of experience or expertise, conflicts of interest, or the potential for bias. Additionally, investigations can be very time consuming and taking employees away from their regular duties to conduct an investigations will surely affect the bottom line. Bringing in a neutral third party to conduct an investigation not only avoids these issues, but also ensures fairness, neutrality, and a conclusion that is sound and legally defensible.
Integrity’s team of experts has the experience your organization needs to conduct a prompt, cost effective and confidential investigation into any and all of your work related issues. Our team includes individuals with extensive employment investigation training and experience, as well as criminal investigation experience with the recent addition of a recently retired law enforcement officer to our team. Coupled with our legal expertise, our firm is able to provide you with the resources to address and resolve these very sensitive concerns without drawing undue attention to your organization in the media, while attempting to minimize the potential legal fallout from such investigations. Furthermore, if an investigation into a complaint leads us to a finding of an interpersonal conflict between the parties, our team of mediators can assist you in successfully mediating a resolution to the conflict, which may have given rise to the complaint.
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