Workplace Investigations
and Climate Reviews

Workplace Investigations

SWL is a recognized leader in workplace investigations. We have developed an empathetic, transparent approach to workplace investigations that engenders trust with investigation participants. We strive to create a comfortable environment for each person to tell their story.

We conduct investigations for Ontario and federally regulated employers under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Canada Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act. All SWL investigators have taken courses in trauma-informed investigation techniques and have experience with highly-sensitive and complex complaints. We have conducted investigations into complaints such as systemic harassment, violence in the workplace, systemic discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. 

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Workplace Climate Review

Our workplace climate review process is designed to assess tension points in your workforce so you can solve the issue and move forward successfully.

When there is a team breakdown, whether from unproductive management, interpersonal conflicts, or other tension points, it can negatively impact your business. A workplace climate review identifies tension points and can provide recommendations for resolution.

Our typical climate review process follows a three stage approach:

1. Identifying the Issues:

We consult with you to get background information and identify the areas of concern for your business. We work with you to formulate our review questions which will guide the climate review process.

2. Speaking with Employees and Managers:

We meet with a selection of employees and managers to get to the bottom of the tension points. In our one-on-one interviews with employees and managers we provide a safe environment for everyone to share their lived work experience.

3. Climate Review Report:

SWL produces a thorough, readable, final report that explains the areas of concern, summarizes what we have learned, identifies the tension points, and suggests possible resolutions

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Contact us about workplace climate reviews.