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Workplace Investigations


November 7, 2007


Nathalie Gagnon
Jacques Rousse


A wide variety of occurrences may be classified as "workplace incidents" requiring an employer to undertake some kind of investigation. Examples include employment injuries, psychological harassment complaints, theft, fraud and drug and alcohol abuse.

The purpose of this paper is to provide employers with some general guidelines that will allow them to properly and appropriately investigate workplace incidents. This paper aims to give employers specific tips for conducting workplace investigations in three contexts: (i) disciplinary incidents, (ii) psychological harassment complaints, and (iii) health and safety incidents.

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