Mental Health Problems Before, During, and After an Investigation of Misconduct

By Bob Acton, Ph.D., R.Psych.,(1) LPI; Merv Gilbert, Ph.D.,(2) & Jessica Figley, BA, BSW, RSW (3) When complaints of workplace misconduct occur, it is not uncommon for someone to raise ‘mental illness’ as a complicating factor. It may be an issue for the complainant, the respondent, or bystanders. This mental health issue may already be [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:13:04+00:00March 21st, 2019|Human Resources, Investigations|0 Comments

Best Practice Interviewing Methods in Workplace Investigations

By Bob Acton, Ph.D., R.Psych., LPI, Glen Haner, LPI, and Karen Anthony, BA, PCC, C.Med., LPI. Investigations are a key deliverable for most Human Resource (HR) professionals, and effective interviewing skills form a cornerstone in the production of quality results in investigations. Interviewing others, a component of investigations, particularly in the context of a quasi-legal [...]

By |2019-02-09T22:13:29+00:00February 9th, 2019|Human Resources, Investigations|0 Comments

Mental Health (Illness), Allegations of Misconduct, and Workplace Investigations

A roadmap for HR professionals to manage the interface among the areas of mental health, privacy, human rights, OHS, employers’ policies, and misconduct. By Bob Acton, Ph.D., R.Psych., LPI * The road of managing workplace misconduct, employee’s mental health, privacy legislation, human rights, occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, and employers’ responses includes many branches and [...]

By |2018-11-15T00:37:14+00:00November 9th, 2018|Human Resources, Investigations|0 Comments