The City of London announced today that it has engaged Rubin Thomlinson LLP to lead the work to review City policies and practices related to harassment and discrimination in the workplace and conduct investigations, and to develop an interim intake and investigation process for those who feel uncomfortable using the existing processes.
Rubin Thomlinson LLP is a legal firm with a national presence, focused on conducting workplace and institutional investigations. Their experience in investigations, workplace harassment and misconduct is diverse and reflects decades of work. Rubin Thomlinson offers a range of training courses, consulting and support – including workplace assessments and reviews, workplace restoration and mediation services, one-on-one remedial coaching, and workplace investigation support.
Managing Director, Corporate Services and Human Resources, Bill Coxhead said, “We’ve heard from some that our policies and practices aren’t working. We take this seriously because every employee deserves to come to a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. We believe that Rubin Thomlinson LLP has the expertise to help us identify and address any areas of our current approach that aren’t working.”
For London, Rubin Thomlinson LLP has been hired to review the current policies and practices as well as to provide a third-party option for any employees who do not feel comfortable reporting concerns or incidents through the existing process.
Because each workforce is unique, the immediate focus will be on defining the process that will be used to support the City of London and to gather information from employees in a manner that facilitates their participation in this process.
There will be more details to follow in the coming weeks.