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Workplace Investigations Guide for Employees
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November 2022

Workplace Investigations Guide for Employees

By Employment Law

As an employee, you are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace. Harassment or an unsafe working environment is never acceptable. When an incident occurs, or a complaint is made, a workplace investigation is almost always required. This brief guide will provide an overview of what to expect when a workplace investigation takes place.  Step One: Complaint If you notice there is a health and safety problem in your workplace, your first step is to report it to your employer. If you are experiencing or notice incidents of workplace harassment, you can also report that to your employer. Employers are…

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Your employer owes you respect even at the time of termination

By Employment Law, Good Faith

Being fired from your job is unpleasant. Even worse if your employer fires you in a way that is humiliating, or cruel. However, if your employer kicks you on the way out, they can be punished for this later by the Courts.  One former employee in the recent case, Pohl v Hudson’s Bay Company, was awarded $45,000 in moral damages for his employers handling of his termination and $10,000 in punitive damages, on top of the 24 months’ notice period he was already entitled to. What are Moral and Punitive Damages? Every termination is understandably painful. However in rare circumstances,…

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