The Toronto legislation agency employed to conduct a top-to-bottom third-party overview of the City of London’s harassment coverage plans to conduct at least 12 investigations.
The quantity is contained in an replace on the standing of the overview by metropolis supervisor, Martin Hayward.
In a report back to town’s company companies committee, Hayward stated the agency Rubin Thomlinson LLP has confirmed it obtained 29 complaints, together with 5 from former staff of town.
“[The firm] at the moment anticipates conducting roughly 12 investigations, though extra are potential in instances the place [an] consumption name has but to be scheduled or extra info or clarification is being sought,” stated the report.
The surface investigation was launched in early April after 68 folks lodged complaints with the London Abused Ladies’s Centre, claiming a tradition of worry and bullying in some metropolis departments. Many of the complaints got here from the London Fireplace Division.
The deadline for lodging complaints with the investigator is Friday. It is not identified how lengthy it is going to take to finish the 12 investigations which might be deliberate.
Evaluation of metropolis practices
In part two of the overview course of, Rubin Thomlinson will conduct an evaluation of town’s tradition and practices regarding workplace harassment and discrimination. The objective is to establish any systemic points and gaps that could exist.
As a part of the evaluation, which is simply getting underway, staff shall be invited to take part in a survey to offer suggestions on town’s insurance policies and procedures.
Hayward’s report stated staff shall be given the choice to finish the survey anonymously. Those that reveal their identities could also be requested to attend an in-person assembly with the agency to assemble extra info.
The evaluation course of is predicted to be accomplished over the summer time.