Lawyers owe a duty of care to client, not complainant, when retained by employer to investigate harassment complaint, judge rules, rejecting allegations of negligence

2023-04-28T14:56:22-04:00Ontario, Workplace Investigations|

A court dismissed a complainant's claim against a lawyer retained by her employer to act as a workplace investigator into her harassment complaint. The complainant had alleged that the lawyer had conducted a poor investigation that ultimately led to the complainant's dismissal.