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Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Edition
By: Janice Rubin, B.A., LL.B., Christine M. Thomlinson, B.A., LL.B.
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Written by leading employment and workplace investigations lawyers Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson, who have conducted countless workplace investigations (some of which were particularly high profile) and trained others to do so, this invaluable guide contains their expertise, insights and practical solutions in a clear and easy-to-understand style. Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations – Second Edition breaks down the investigative process into manageable pieces and provides you with a detailed step-by-step roadmap including sample templates and forms. This resource will explain how to identify:

  • The need for an investigation.
  • The circumstances surrounding workplace investigations.
  • The types of workplace incidents requiring investigations.
  • The investigation process.
  • The evidence and how to report on the findings.

New for the Second Edition:

  • Updated legislation and case law on workplace violence, harassment and bullying and the importance of conducting thorough and unbiased investigations.
  • Recommendations for conducting workplace assessments and reviews.
  • Additional tips and strategies on dealing with unreported harassment allegations.
  • Information on coaching and other forms of workplace restoration.
  • Suggestions for dealing with the media and public scrutiny surrounding investigations.
  • A new chapter on self-care for investigators
About the Author

Janice Rubin, B.A., LL.B., is considered one of the country's foremost experts on employment law. Ever since "The Best Lawyers in Canada" entered the marketplace, her legal peers have voted her worthy of being included. She is also listed in the "Canadian Who's Who", Global Law Experts, and Martindale Hubbell. Ms. Rubin is co-founder and Managing Partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP, a Toronto-based law firm focused on providing optimal legal solutions to challenging workplace issues to employer and employee clients. She regularly provides advice on all matters pertaining to the workplace including hiring, retaining and terminating employees, disability accommodation, performance management and employment contracts. Ms. Rubin is also frequently retained as a workplace investigator. In 2006, Ms. Rubin, co-authored with her partner Christine Thomlinson the Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations – Second Edition and is a co-author of A Practical Guide to the Law of Termination in Ontario, Second Edition. She is also a highly skilled mediator in workplace disputes.

Ms. Rubin has published numerous articles on employment law, is a regular contributor to legal education programs for lawyers, and has taught employment law at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is frequently interviewed by the media on matters related to the workplace. Ms. Rubin graduated from the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1991. She graduated from Harvard University's Basic and Advanced Negotiation Skills program in 1997 and the CDR Associates mediation course in 1998.

Christine Thomlinson, B.A., LL.B., is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP, a firm which provides optimal legal solutions to challenging workplace issues. Known for her high capability to think strategically, and her ability to find practical, often innovative, legal solutions for her clients, Christine is renowned for the seminal work she co-authored on employment law, For Better or For Worse: A Practical Guide to Canadian Employment Law. Written in collaboration with the late Mr. Justice Randall Scott Echlin, and currently in its third edition, the text is a prime resource for human resource professionals and students across Canada. She develops and delivers training programmes that educate human resource professionals and managers on a variety of employment law and human rights issues and is frequently retained as a neutral third party to conduct workplace investigations into allegations of harassment and other employee misconduct. With her partner, Janice Rubin, she is also the co-author of the Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations – Second Edition.

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