Employment Law Training

As employment lawyers, we assist our clients in the development of respect at work, harassment, and anti-discrimination policies and training programs.  We have worked closely with clients who have operations in Ontario to help bring their harassment policies in line with Bill 168 and we have developed training programs in satisfaction of these legislative requirements. We have also worked with clients across Canada to develop and deliver training programs that meet legislative and policy-driven requirements relating to their region.

We provide statutory compliance training with respect to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Bill 168, human rights issues, and occupational health and safety.

We are also available to create, or to review and make changes to your existing policies, in the following areas:

  • Bill 168
  • AODA
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Respect at work
  • Harassment and violence
  • Discrimination
  • Accommodation
  • Overtime and hours of work
  • Social media
  • Respectful use of technology/internet use
  • Privacy policies
  • Vacation policies

Once your policy is in place, we can train staff at all levels on your policies to ensure compliance. Before we begin, we’ll sit down with you to understand your needs and tailor a program to meet them. Want us to come to your office? We can do that. Want us to train a whole department or work group? We can do that. Would you prefer that we host the course online or through a teleseminar? We can do that too.

Our training programs have been designed by experts in employment law and developed specifically for human resources professionals and managers. Whether you’re looking to meet your legal obligations in employee training or to be proactive to avoid problems down the line, our customized programs will raise your understanding of potential employment law issues and give you the skills you need to apply that knowledge to your own workplace.

All of our programs are interactive, engaging and practical. They will be delivered in a way that engages the audience, addresses different learning styles, and makes sometimes complicated legal concepts easy to understand.

Please contact us to find out how we can customize a training session for your company.

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Workplace Bystander Intervention Training

March 07, in Toronto. In this half-day session, participants will learn about the importance of bystanders in creating healthy and inclusive workplaces along with the underlying workplace dynamics that keep victims from speaking up and making complaints about harassment, discrimination and bullying in the workplace. In a...

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Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

April 10 - 12, in Toronto. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

April 24 - 26, in Calgary. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

April 24 - 25, in Winnipeg. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context

April 27, in Calgary. Workplace investigations in the university and college context are unique. Investigators are frequently confronted with faculty to faculty complaints, the challenges of students as witnesses and complainants, as well as anonymous complaints. These unique situations demand a high level of specialized...

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Investigating Complex Cases

May 02, in Toronto. What Do I Do Now? Have you ever been stopped in your tracks during an investigation? Or have you ever known that you have to do some form of investigation, but the traditional model doesn’t seem to suit?  Then this course is for you. We look at some unusual starting points for investigations, as ...

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Conducting Workplace Violence Investigations

May 17, in Toronto. An employee tells you that a co-worker said something that made them upset, but also fear for their personal safety. You’re well-versed in dealing with complaints about harassment and bullying. What about complaints that raise a risk of someone getting injured? This course will teach you how to re...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

May 30 - 31, in Toronto. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

June 05 - 07, in Burnaby. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Workplace Violence Investigations

June 08, in Burnaby. An employee tells you that a co-worker said something that made them upset, but also fear for their personal safety. You’re well-versed in dealing with complaints about harassment and bullying. What about complaints that raise a risk of someone getting injured? This course will teach you how to re...

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Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

June 13 - 14, in Calgary. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Conducting Workplace Assessments

June 20, in Toronto. Have you ever wondered how you can address issues in the workplace before a formal complaint has been made? Do you struggle to connect with and gather information from your employees about their concerns? Are you interested in a proactive approach to identifying the root cause of conflicts and issue...

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Respect, Diversity and Change in the Workplace Series

June 26, in Toronto. Workforces are becoming far more diverse and employees are not only highly knowledgeable about their rights in the workplace, they expect respect and civility from their colleagues. Employers can feel overwhelmed by these new expectations. Can you still make “off colour” jokes at work? What happ...

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Interviewing and Dealing with Difficult Witnesses

September 25, in Toronto. How Do I Get the Best Evidence? This course is for you if you strive to be a more effective interviewer in your workplace investigations.  After exploring many of the investigative interview techniques currently being utilized, participants will be provided with an interview model best suited to co...

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Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

October 02 - 04, in Toronto. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Assessing Credibility

October 16, in Toronto. Who Do I Believe? This course has been designed for anyone who has ever investigated a set of allegations and struggled to make a finding at the end. Perhaps it is one person’s word against another, or maybe you just don’t have the confidence to feel you can decide who is lying and who is [&hell...

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Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

October 23 - 25, in Calgary. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Workplace Violence Investigations

October 26, in Calgary. An employee tells you that a co-worker said something that made them upset, but also fear for their personal safety. You’re well-versed in dealing with complaints about harassment and bullying. What about complaints that raise a risk of someone getting injured? This course will teach you how to re...

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The ABCs of Investigation Techniques for Schools and School Boards

November 01, in Toronto. Do your workplace investigations measure up? Internal investigators in the education sector are often confronted with sensitive and complex complaints that run the risk of becoming highly politicized and public. If confronted by a complaint involving multiple unions, students and parents, or teacher...

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Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

November 06 - 08, in Ottawa . Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

November 13 - 14, in Toronto. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Upcoming Courses

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations

November 27 - 28, in Burnaby. Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more...

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Upcoming Courses

Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context

November 29, in Burnaby. Workplace investigations in the university and college context are unique. Investigators are frequently confronted with faculty to faculty complaints, the challenges of students as witnesses and complainants, as well as anonymous complaints. These unique situations demand a high level of specialized...

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Upcoming Courses

Workplace Investigations in the University and College Context

December 04, in Toronto. Workplace investigations in the university and college context are unique. Investigators are frequently confronted with faculty to faculty complaints, the challenges of students as witnesses and complainants, as well as anonymous complaints. These unique situations demand a high level of specialized...

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Upcoming Courses

Basic Workplace Investigation Techniques & Report Writing Workshop

December 11 - 13, in Toronto. Do you know how to address inappropriate workplace behaviour before it becomes a legal issue? This 3-day course is a basic primer for people within organizations who are tasked with conducting investigations. This intensive, hands-on workshop allows participants to investigate mock complaints from s...