Determining Credibility in Investigations: Seven factors to weigh evidence

By Bob Acton, Ph.D., R.Psych., LPI[1][2] “Facts are facts.” Often this phrase implies that there may be no question about the "facts" as they are explicit evidence of the occurrence of an event. Nevertheless, people often will present with different sets of facts in recalling an event. The classic, "he said – she said," fits [...]

By |2019-12-13T14:06:52+00:00December 13th, 2019|Credibility, 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 |2019-10-18T23:22:43+00:00October 15th, 2019|Investigations|0 Comments

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A MISCONDUCT INVESTIGATION

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 [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:27:34+00:00October 15th, 2019|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 Dr. Bob Acton, Ph.D., R.Psych., LPI Consulting Psychologist and Investigator The road of managing workplace misconduct, employee’s mental health, privacy legislation, human rights, occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, and employers’ [...]

By |2019-10-18T23:40:49+00:00October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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