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Handling workplace investigations as a business owner

As a business owner in British Columbia, you are obviously aware of the importance of handling investigations of workplace harassment claims appropriately. A flawed investigation can have significantly adverse consequences for an organization. For that reason, it is essential for business owners, managers and supervisors to learn the correct procedures for handling such matters.

Don't get burned when firing an employee on leave

When an employee goes on leave for whatever reason and his or her work ethic has been less than exemplary, an employer can still fire the employee if there is just cause. Many employers are under the impression that they can't dismiss a worker on leave -- whether they're not working due to medical reasons, parental leave or for any other matter.

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