I have retained Jennifer on some highly sensitive cases that required sage experience and courage of conviction on recommendations. Jennifer was thorough, professional and objective and didn’t back away from what needed to be unearthed. She is well-respected among her contemporaries in the management and labour sector. I have the utmost regard for what she brings to the table.
Sarah has worked with us on complex union/management harassment cases. Her competence, accessibility to those interviewed and flexibility are invaluable. She is the kind of resource you want on your team when time is of the essence, a lot is at stake and defensible outcomes need to be found. Put her on your speed dial.
Jennifer and Sarah ~ The Team:
Sometimes two heads are better than one. Leaning into the Jennifer and Sarah team is just smart in such cases. Bringing two consummate professionals together rendered us unparalleled expertise, very creative solutions and a confidence that no stone had been left unturned. Statistically, our issue was against all odds of seeing anyone be able to succeed and move forward in the aftermath. Thanks to their unwillingness to close the matter until we’d done everything we could, we beat the odds. Not every outcome was perfect but Jennifer and Sarah brought us as close to the mark as we could have asked.
Cathy J.E. Hoffman,
MPA, CHRP, Director, Human Resources & Organizational Development| Corporate Services | Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Our organization retained Jennifer Wootton to conduct two very sensitive investigations. While necessary, investigations can be difficult for the organization and uncomfortable for those involved. We are fortunate to have found Jennifer. Jennifer brings compassion, neutrality, and professionalism, along with a timely well thought out process to the table. Jennifer’s reports are thorough, well supported, well-reasoned and well documented. I trust that even in the most difficult or sensitive situation Jennifer will investigate thoroughly and with integrity.
VP responsible for Human Resources
Provincial Government Agency
Jennifer is an experienced investigator who is very committed to a fair and balanced approach to her work. This is especially important in a unionized workplace. Jennifer was particularly sensitive to this issue and I believe she gained the respect of everyone involved during the investigative process. She is a consummate professional and can be relied upon to get the job done in a thorough and timely manner.
Managing Director HR
Ontario Government Agency
Ms. Wootton demonstrated expert skills in leading complex investigations involving a variety of parties. Her approach was balanced and neutral while demonstrating respect for all individuals involved. Reports of the investigations were comprehensive which supported successful outcomes of the processes. Participants of the investigations reported that they felt respected and treated in a fair manner throughout the investigation.
I was extremely pleased with Sarah’s services – her attention to detail and responsiveness at each step of the investigation gave our organization exactly the kind support we needed throughout the process. Sarah’s final report was so well organized, thorough, easy to read, and clear, that we had no difficulty in moving forward with the recommendations. She always responded very promptly to messages and requests and used good judgment in helping us shape the investigation. I was especially impressed and pleased by the care Sarah took in getting to know us as an organization and the care she took with our staff members. Thank you to Sarah for her professional services in this matter, we couldn’t be more pleased with her support, efficiency, experienced interviewing, and legal insight.
HR Coordinator, Canadian Charity
In addition, Ms. W was able to provide assistance in supporting the evolution of internal policies to ensure current legislation and complexity of issues were updated, streamlined and easy to understand.
Ms. W developed and facilitated manager training on human rights and harassment to build organizational capacity in this area. The training has had a positive organizational impact in demonstrated increased awareness and management response to potential issues. This work was extremely well received.
Vice-President, People Services & Organizational Development, Chief Human Resources Officer | North York General Hospital
Sara was a great instructor and extremely knowledgeable about the key subjects within the rights of the workplace.
Session Participant, Fall 2012
Sara was eloquent and knowledgeable. Her use of news case studies and workshop scenarios were extremely helpful and engaging.
Session Participant, March 2012
One of the best courses I’ve been to! Great speaker!
Session Participant, October 2011