Investigations & Interrogations: Representing Members in Employer Interviews

September 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St
Vancouver, BC V5L1K3
Contact VDLC Office 6044547816

About this Event

1 day - May 26, Tuesday / 9:30am to 4:00pm

Picture this, you are a shop steward and get a request from an HR manager to sit in on an interview of a union member as part of an investigation; they won’t tell you or the worker what it’s about or let you speak alone, and the manager is vague and accusatory and threatens to discipline the member if they do not cooperate. What can you do as a shop steward? How do you best represent the member and reduce the possibility of discipline?

At discipline arbitration's the employer’s key evidence is their investigation. This new course will help you, as a worker’s advocate, to level the playing field by knowing the rights of the employees and limits of employers in investigations.

Instructor Mary Thibodeau, Victory Square Law

Mary Thibodeau is a lawyer at Victory Square Law Office. She represents both union and individuals workers in the areas of labour, employment, and human rights law. Mary has previously been a shop steward and organizer for a public sector union. Mary is excited to be returning to the VDLC to facilitate the knowledge exchange and lively discussions amongst unions that take place during the course.


Pre-registration is required as course space is limited - registration open to all, union membership is not necessary. If class space is full please contact Elizabeth via email [email protected] or phone 604-254-0703 to put your name on a wait list.

Fees include lunch & material - Please advise of special dietary needs at time of registration by emailing [email protected]

Cancellations must be received 5 working days prior to course start for refund. No-shows will be charged the full course fee. Exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

Parking is available both in the Maritime Labour Centre Lot and on the streets around the center.

Register HERE

The Vancouver and District Labour Council acknowledges that its offices reside on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

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Investigations & Interrogations: Representing Members in Employer Interviews