Date: Sept. 28, 2016
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Speaker: David Myrol, Partner, McLennan Ross LLP
When a serious workplace incident occurs, employers and workers may be asked by the police or OHS officers to provide information about the incident. That information may incriminate the company or people within the company. Management may be asked to share or withhold the information—or wish it could. So management must balance the desire to share the information to prevent a future incident with the desire to protect the organization and the people within it.
This webinar by OHS lawyer David Myrol of McLennan Ross examines the context of this difficult situation, including:
- Some of the legal and ethical considerations
- Strategies and tools an employer may use to protect itself and its people when responding to requests for information in response to a serious workplace incident.
David is a nationally recognized lawyer in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law. He practices almost exclusively in OHS law across Western Canada. He is a member of the law societies of Alberta, B.C., NWT, and soon to be SK. He has consistently been named in Best Lawyers since 2008 and was named “Lawyer of the Year” by that publication in 2014 for Edmonton Labour and Employment. He also received an AV Rating by his peers in Martindale Hubbell – which is the highest rating available for that respected publication.
David is an experienced OHS trial lawyer having been involved in most of the leading OHS cases in Alberta. David was Alberta’s first designated OHS Crown Prosecutor where he headed a pilot project with Alberta Justice which still serves as the model for OHS prosecutions in Alberta. David is now a partner with McLennan Ross LLP where he helps companies strategically respond to industrial accidents and defends them and their people against OHS charges.