CASE STUDY

Calgary Police Service’s Respectful Workplace Policy
How to Manage Employee Performance and When to Escalate to a Discipline Investigation: Contrasting the Police Acts and Labour Law Considerations

November 8, 2021 10:45am

Jennifer Ronalds
Acting General Counsel
Calgary Police Service

Gavin Marshall
Partner
Roper Greyell LLP

This session will examine the differences between a discipline investigation with a look at the Calgary Police Service’s Respectful Workplace Policy which triages internal complaints to determine an accurate response.

  • The anatomy of a discipline investigation under the provinces’ respective Police Service Act and Police Act
  • Triaging workplace complaints against a police employee
  • Actions to resolve employee conflicts and or performance challenges internally
  • Examining the threshold for escalating a performance challenge to a discipline investigation
  • Best practices for “no contact provisions”
  • Examining specific challenges for employees under probation
  • Examining the threshold for dismissal