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Ross Dunsmore 

Ross Dunsmore has pretty much done everything a labour lawyer can do!  Generally, he helps employers get it right the first time, with preparation and strategy. He strongly believes that The Best Defense is a Good Offence. Over his career, he has been a leading advocate for municipalities across Ontario in their bargaining, particularly with fire fighters.

Ross has worked with many employers on proper procedures to avoid third party intervention. His practice encompasses analysis and resolution of work place disputes; from grievances and human rights complaints to wrongful dismissals. His focus is economical strategies to avoid expensive disputes.  Creative approaches to problems are a hallmark of his advice.

Ross obtained his Honours B.A. from McGill University in 1970 and his LL.B. from Queen’s University in 1973. He joined Hicks Morley as their first law student in 1973 and was admitted to the bar in 1975. Throughout his distinguished career, Ross has practiced exclusively management labour relations law and is well-known in that field. He developed specialties in change management, reorganization, amalgamations and contracting out issues.

Session

Protecting you and your organization utilizing privilege in investigations

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Queenston Hall

You receive the dreaded call; “there has been a major incident”. Leading organizations move to action including steps to investigate, learn and implement changes to get better. However did you know that your next actions can put you and your organization at great risk? In addition to orders and standard fines, the appeal court held that “in appropriate cases, it is permissible for criminal negligence fines to bankrupt a corporation.”

Ross will provide an overview of the powers of Regulators and how those powers are regularly utilized to put organizations at a disadvantage during prosecutions. We will examine the use of “privilege” as a tool to protect sensitive information and allow organizations to move forward.