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


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?