Sexual Misconduct + Harassment
Sexual Misconduct + Harassment
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When your organization faces allegations of harassment or sexual misconduct, you need a professional advisor which has a depth of experience helping organizations navigate these significant challenges and risks. When Field Law is retained by an organization, we offer strategic advice designed to manage risk to the organization and provide a fair process to all participants. If we are asked to conduct or oversee investigations, then our reputation for neutrality and our experience with complex, high-stakes investigations helps build confidence in the investigative process. 

Field Law helps organizations in both the public and private sector with the following services: 
  • Reviewing and updating harassment, bullying and whistle-blower policies
  • Training on conducting workplace investigations, and
  • Assisting HR professionals and leadership teams develop organizational responses to allegations.
  • Conducting investigations
  • Providing oversight of investigations being conducted by employers or third-parties
  • Comprehensive advice on investigations, employment law,  labour law,  human rights, disclosure/privacy and insurance issues arising from allegations, and
  • Taking a multi-disciplinary approach and provide referrals to communications/PR and crisis management advisors, investigators, and safe disclosure consultants. 
Field Law can help your organization be ready. To discuss how Field Law can help you with training or navigating sexual misconduct and harassment investigations, please contact Kelly Nicholson in Calgary or Joël Michaud in Edmonton and Yellowknife. 
June 21, 2021
Harassment, Discrimination + Violence in the Workplace: Legal Considerations for ASBA Members
Q+A Session
September 2020 - 2 min read
Workplace Bullies: An Employer's Duty to Respond
Workwise Newsletter
The importance of a prompt and meaningful investigation into a workplace complaint was highlighted in Bassanese v German Canadian News Company Limited. An employer was ordered to pay $50,000 in aggravated damages for failure to properly ...
October 2019
Get With the Times! The Alberta Court of Appeal Weighs in on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Workwise Newsletter
The recent case of Calgary (City) v Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 37, 2019 ABCA 388 from the Alberta Court of Appeal marks an important decision on sexual misconduct in the workplace.   The City of Calgary (the “City”) ...
September 26, 2019
Must Have Policies for Employers: Why, What + How
Join Field Law in Edmonton and Calgary and learn tips and tricks to assist with the implementation and enforcement of three workplace policies Employers should have in place in today’s market.We will explore how changes in legislation and culture...
August 2018
“Clearly Separate”: Workplace Sexual Misconduct Not Captured by Employment Release
Workwise Newsletter
In the recent decision of Watson v. The Governing Council of the Salvation Army of Canada, 2018 ONSC 1066, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held an employee’s claim for sexual harassment against another employee for conduct at the workplace ...