Workplace Investigations

“Addressing allegations of employee misconduct.”

Workplace Investigations

Addressing allegations of employee misconduct including workplace harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and sexual violence is the responsibility of the employer according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Circle Consulting and Resolutions provides expert investigations services into allegations of all types of Human Rights Code based harassment and discrimination claims. We also provide investigative services into allegations of workplace harassment, bullying, and other misconduct.

​An external investigator provides the employer with an independent, neutral third party to conduct an investigation and removes the potential for a perceived bias towards the complainant or respondent if done by an internal staff member.

​At Circle Consulting and Resolutions our goal is to provide confidential, impartial, efficient, and thorough investigations to our clients. We do this by following this process:

​Initial Consultations with Client, discuss concerns, options and establish investigation mandate

Sign services agreement with investigation mandate/scope and pay retainer fee.

Meet with Complainant and advise of investigation process, review complaint, discuss confidentiality, interview complainant and discuss any interim message that ought to be in place during the investigation.

Meet with Respondent and advise of investigation process, provide complaint, discuss confidentiality request a written response within a reasonable period of time.

Assess complainant information and evidence – follow up with witnesses as appropriate.

Gather any other relevant evidence or information.

Write a thorough report outlining alleged policy breach, the response, any supporting evidence followed by an assessment and findings.

Circle Mediation Benefits

At Circle Consulting and Resolutions we provide a range of workplace services to help address a variety of issues that impact individuals, teams, small businesses and corporations.

We believe helping people engage in an interest based resolution process, rather than an adversarial process, benefits individuals in a number of significant ways, though sometimes formal investigations are required and necessary.


Mediation is a voluntary, non-adversarial process where parties come together in good faith to address a mutual issue. Mediation is a much faster process than litigation and using a court process and seeks to improve the relationship.


Mediation is a cost effective solution in which the two parties share the cost of the mediator and engage with their lawyer at the end of the process for independent Legal advice.


When participating in mediation parties have direct input into decisions that impact their lives rather than having a third party, such as a judge, make decisions that impact their lives directly.


Mediation is a confidential process, a court proceeding is not.


Participants in mediation can create and tailor a plan the meets everyone’s needs including, parents, children and extended family.

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Carlisle, ON
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