Ethical Issues in Workplace Investigations

  • May 31, 2023

This meeting was held at 12:00 PM via Zoom.

Guest Speakers

Sharon Cartmill-Lane, Pearlman Lindholm
Jessica Thomson, Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP
Charlene Cleary, Westshore Law


Sharon Cartmill-Lane, Jessica Thomson, and Charlene Cleary discussed fact scenarios that give rise to ethical issues in the course of an investigation. Some examples included: the appropriateness of searching for outside evidence; how to balance empathy with neutrality; consideration of our reputations as investigators; disclosure of sensitive personal information; the impact of parallel proceedings, and how to simultaneously preserve the client relationship while maintaining independence. 


Duration of meeting was 1.0 hour. Of this, 1 hour can be counted towards CPD.

Submitted by Sections Advisor: Emily Yamaguchi