Sexual harassment investigations no easy task

Jian Ghomeshi situation at CBC reinforces need for proper procedure
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/21/2015

When the CBC hired employment lawyer Janice Rubin of Rubin Thomlinson to look into the handling of workplace harassment allegations against former on-air personality Jian Ghomeshi, it underscored the complexities of workplace investigations. Often involving he said/she said scenarios and sensitive information, these inquiries are not easy.

But having a solid policy around sexual harassment and doing a proper investigation is important if an employer wants to avoid a human rights tribunal, according to Doug MacLeod, principal at MacLeod Law Firm in Toronto.