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When should an employer conduct a workplace investigation?

Under the common law, and specifically under Sections 25(2)(h) and 32.0.5 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario), every employer has a duty to conduct a workplace investigation after an incident of workplace violence has allegedly occurred. In other words, if an employer gets a complaint about violence at work, or if the employer witnesses violence at work, it must conduct an investigation.

 

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Reasons to object to a workers’ compensation claim

Objecting to the validity of a Workers’ Compensation (WSIB) claim or to a decision made by the Board is an important part of effective claims management. Not doing this level of due diligence can be extremely costly for your organization.

 

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