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Whistleblower Programs: the Law, the Trends, the Ethics and Best Practices

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333 Bay St., Suite 2400
Bay Adelaie Centre
Toronto, ON
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Speakers: Christa Wessel, COO & General Counsel, ClearView Strategic Partners Inc. and Norm Keith, Partner, Fasken

Whistleblower programs are being referenced more often recently in the media, by regulators and others. Whether your organization has a whistleblower program or not, our discussion will cover topics you need to know about the law, the trends, the ethics and the best practices, relying on expertise from the perspectives of a regulatory, employment white collar, defence lawyer and an in-house counsel.

In addition to reviewing the current state of Canadian whistleblower law and regulators' programs, we will address:

  • How whistleblower systems work including HR legal requirements, triage and decision-making
  • Trends including impact of the #MeToo movement, shift from whistleblowing to engagement, managing and mining data
  • AI: a new kind of whistleblower in the workplace

We will also address professionalism issues arising from whistleblower programs such as:

  • Privilege
  • “Ownership” of the program
  • In-house’s roles and responsibilities
  • Importance of confidentiality vs. privilege
  • Up the chain reporting requirements in certain circumstances

This program contains 15 minutes of Professionalism content and 45 minutes of Substantive content

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