Internal workplace harassment investigations are commonly conducted by a company representative, such as from within the Human Resources department or other competent investigators. A different approach includes having a union representative co-investigate the complaint, which can often alleviate difficult conversations and a grievance about the findings after the fact.
Join three Canadian investigators as they:
- Discuss a different approach that mutually benefits the Union and Company when a harassment investigation becomes necessary
- Address and discuss employee expectations when a joint process is introduced and sought by the parties
- Discuss how the Company and Union can jointly investigate a complaint of harassment in an unbiased manner
- Discuss how managing workplace conflict and harassment complaints can benefit the Company and Union membership.
Please note that this webinar is targeted towards the Canadian investigator.
Members & Sustaining Members: FREE
Cate Moss has 33 years’ experience in the airline industry, working for Air Canada. She has been a union representative at Unifor – The Union (formally CAW – Canadian Auto Workers) for approximately 25 years. Since 2006, Cate has held the full-time position of National Human Rights Coordinator for Unifor Local 2002 representing 13,000 workers in 26 different companies across Canada. Her role includes supporting union members and representatives on questions related to human rights, harassment and bullying, writing and delivering training sessions on Respect in the Workplace and workplace conflict and conducting formal investigations into complaints of workplace harassment and bullying.
Emily Kaufer currently works at Air Canada, in the Human Resources department, as the Manager of Human Rights, Harassment and Privacy Compliance, and heads the Harassment Office. Emily conducts formal workplace investigations involving allegations of harassment, workplace misconduct and violations of policy. Emily also delivers training to employees and managers on human rights, harassment and respect in the workplace, and supports Management in dealing with workplace conflict. Prior to her employment as a workplace investigator, Emily was an attorney at a multimedia company, where she practiced entertainment and labour law. Emily is an active member of AWI, including in her role as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the newly established Canadian Committee.
Tanya Martin is currently the Manager, Human Resources for Central and Western Canada at Jazz Aviation LP. She has worked at the airline for 23 years in a variety of unionized and non-unionized roles. She is currently responsible for providing advice, guidance and recommendations on employee relations matters. She also conducts workplace investigations across all work groups and has actively participated in the development and implementation of a successful joint union-management harassment investigation process. Tanya holds a B. Comm. degree from the University of Guelph and a certificate in Human Resource Management from Sheridan College along with designations from the HRPA as Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL). In 2016, Tanya was named as one of the Top 25 HR Professionals in Canada by the Canadian HR Reporter.