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RESPONDENT'S RIGHTS


This seminar discusses the importance of a fair and ethical treatment of a respondent during the course of an investigation.  Failing to treat a respondent with respect and dignity can have an impact on the respondent him/herself and on the outcome of an investigation.  It provides key elements to take into account during an investigation pertaining to respondent's rights.

SPEAKER BIOS

PEIGI ROSS attended Windsor Law School.  Then, she practiced at a large boutique labour and employment firm until 2003, when she became Employment Law Counsel to the Scotiabank Group of Companies.  This gave her special experience with executive and incentive-based contracts of employment.  Peigi joined Dunsmore Law in 2006 and has been senior counsel. Presently, Peigi is Vice Chair at Ontario Labour Relations Board.  She has extensive experience in human resources management, collective agreement negotiations, arbitrations, adjudications, wrongful dismissal litigation, labour board proceedings, human rights, and workplace investigations.

Peigi bargains on behalf of various clients, conducts municipal interest arbitrations and has a significant practice involving plaintiff litigation.  She trains employers on workplace investigations in the collective bargaining setting and with respect to employment standards and workplace compliance with Human Rights Code and Occupational Health and Safety matters.  With her extensive Bank experience, her practice crosses federal and provincial jurisdictions, as required.

She is an engaging speaker with an imaginative and practical perspective.  Among her colleagues, she is well-known for her determination to cut-to-the-chase.

When not consumed in the law, Peigi is either renovating her home, planning a voyage to a far flung, often obscure, destination or awaiting the delivery of her next Bernese puppy.

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