Workplace Investigation Lawyers in Halifax,
Nova Scotia

SIMPLE WORKPLACE INVESTIGATION

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. workplace lawyers in Halifax offer simple and complex investigations into workplace complaints such as racial discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment and may, if requested, investigate to determine if there are systemic issues driving the complaints. A simple investigation is designed to pinpoint what happened in an individual circumstance. Recommendations are made on the validity of the allegations and what steps should be taken to correct the immediate situation.

Workplace investigations include an interview process with the employees involved in the complaint. These interviews include employees who are potential witnesses or employees who are involved in workplace misconduct.

The information gathered by the employer in this investigation process is used to determine the employer’s position and ultimately determine whether corrective action is needed. Tandiwe Nyajeka, one of our lead workplace investigation lawyers in Halifax is committed to ensuring fair outcomes.

Here are some types of workplace issues we have experience with:

  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Human Rights Claims
  • Just Cause Terminations
  • Workplace Fraud
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Disputes
  • Safety Complaints
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COMPLEX WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS

Complex workplace investigations include issues beyond the individual circumstances of the allegation of a human rights violation, for example. Workplace investigators provide insight into the broader context that contributed to the allegation.

Recommendations can include systemic changes in policies, procedures, staffing, and organizational structures. Race-based and sexual harassment complaints, for example, are frequently complex and difficult for employers to resolve in-house. This challenge is especially so if the allegations are made against senior management who hold power within the organization.

These challenges can include:

  • Emotionally charged accusations
  • Mismanaged complexities
  • Bad-faith allegations
  • Well-meaning but misguided interventions
  • Unequal accountability
  • Intense intra-office politics
  • Forgotten organizational values.

For complex investigations, Lisa Teryl, senior legal counsel and workplace investigation lawyer Tandi Nyajeka at Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc., works with all relevant stakeholders to resolve challenging workplace conflicts and complaints Teryl Scott workplace investigators take a relational approach to the investigation which expedites proceedings and de-escalates conflict. These investigations can provide legal, policy and organizational recommendations in order to eliminate future risk and exposure. 

LEGAL COSTS. 

Simple and complex investigation costs vary depending on how broadly and in-depth they are commissioned. Depending on the length of the investigation, monthly flat fees can be provided to be cost-effective for the organization. Discounts are available for non-profits and smaller businesses. HST and any disbursements are additional costs.

Fair Outcomes

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Efficiency

We work to solve your issues in a timely manner.

Cost Effective

No retainer fees. Our lawyers bill-as-you-go.

Common Questions For Workplace Lawyers

A workplace investigation is a process that allows an employer to have an in-depth knowledge of events or events that happened in the workplace.

A workplace investigation needs to contact all of the relevant people connected to the problem to determine what happened and how to fix it. Most investigations also include recommendations in terms of how to address the injury or harm to the workplace.

The purpose of an investigation is to allow the person with authority to understand what happened which allows the proper solutions to be implemented.

Yes, if there is no employment contract or collective agreement that says otherwise, an employer is free to investigate without notifying the employees.

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