Obtaining information for employer’s investigation

Getting information from police and other sources for separate investigation of off-duty incident
By Tim Mitchell
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Question:

A casual employee who works on an on-call basis allegedly assaulted someone during a weekend party. The alleged victim is contemplating laying charges and has made a statement to police. Can we as the employer obtain the names of witnesses or any other information about the case from the police for our own investigation into the incident?

Answer: