“I have found that investigating workplace incidents has two equally compelling phases: finding out exactly what happened, and then placing those findings within the contexts of personal perceptions, workplace culture, and legal boundaries.”
Jennifer White has been helping clients work through complex workplace issues and improve their internal relationships for nearly twenty years. Jennifer believes that a balanced and thoughtful approach to investigating matters always yields the best result for everyone involved. Jennifer is currently available to clients in the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario Regions.
At Rubin Thomlinson, Jennifer conducts workplace investigations into allegations of harassment and workplace violence, code of conduct violations, bullying, poisoned work environments, and other problematic workplace behaviour. Jennifer is also available to assist her clients understand their internal issues better through workplace assessments and reviews. Jennifer also provides workplace investigation and human rights training to staff at all levels.
Jennifer has extensive legal experience in unionized workplaces in both the public and private sectors. She worked in-house for the Ottawa Police Service, and has conducted numerous reviews and investigations for the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP. Jennifer also worked for many years as in-house counsel for an Inuit-owned airline in the Canadian Arctic. In 2012, Jennifer completed her Master’s in Law (LL.M.) with a specialization in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Jennifer’s clients appreciate the thoroughness of her reports, her understanding of the role that workplace culture plays in employee actions, and her ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization. When asked to do so, Jennifer makes thoughtful recommendations for dealing with the results of a workplace investigation.
Away from work, you can find Jennifer training for Ironman triathlons, stand-up paddle boarding with her family, or coaching ringette.
- Year of Call: Ontario 1998
- B.A. (Hons.) History/ Politics Trent University
- LL.B. University of Ottawa
- LL.M. (ADR) Osgoode Hall Law School
- Member: Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, ADR Institute of Canada
Most Recent Blog Posts:
- Clarifying Consent: New and Innovative Ways for Teaching Consent in the University and College Environments
- Workplace Investigations in the RCMP: It is time to be bold and brave.
- Harassment on the Hill – Does Ottawa Have a Harassment Problem?
- Unraveling the Unfounded report: What can workplace investigators take away from the Globe and Mail investigation report into sexual assault allegations?