On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, Dentons employment team held a webinar where they answered the most common questions about workplace investigations, from how to handle participation from a ‘support’ person, to whether you can start an investigation when the respondent is on a leave of absence.
About Alison Walsh
Alison Walsh is a partner in Dentons Canada LLP’s Employment and Labour group. She provides strategic and practical advice on all areas affecting the employment relationship. Alison assists her clients on sensitive workplace matters including workplace discrimination and harassment complaints, conducts workplace investigations, and provides support to employers conducting internal investigations. In addition, Alison regularly represents employers in all areas of labour and employment litigation, including wrongful dismissal matters, human rights complaints, grievance arbitrations and unfair competition claims.
About Cristina Wendel
Cristina Wendel practices employment and labour law from Dentons’ Edmonton office. Cristina advises and represents employers in all aspects of occupational health and safety matters, including day-to-day compliance, incident response, investigations and defending employers charged with occupational health and safety offences. She also represents federally and provincially regulated, unionized and non-unionized employers in a variety of employment and labour law matters such as wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards disputes, human rights issues, labour arbitrations and labour relations board proceedings.
About Taylor Holland
Taylor Holland (She/Her/Hers) is a senior associate in the Employment and Labour group at Dentons. Taylor provides strategic advice to employers in both unionized and non-unionized settings. Taylor has experience with wrongful and constructive dismissal actions, grievance arbitrations, unfair labour practice complaints, fiduciary and restrictive covenant disputes, determination applications, human rights complaints, employment standards complaints and appeals, Canada Labour Code complaints, defamation actions, and privacy complaints. She also assists employers with the preparation and drafting of workplace policies, procedures, and agreements.