Workplace investigations

Minimum requirements for an investigation
By Tim Mitchell
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/30/2014

Question: What are the minimum best practices and legal requirements for employers in conducting investigations into employee misconduct before issuing discipline?

Answer: The investigation of employee misconduct is often given short shrift in favour of a quick resolution. The loose ends and unexamined conclusions that sometimes result from this approach can come back to haunt an employer who leaps too quickly to judgment.