Lisa Hamilton can assist employers of health care providers with crisis management, including in relation to sexual abuse or harassment allegations, ensuring that the employer meets its legal obligation to make timely mandatory reports, and assisting with investigations in a manner that compassionately addresses the needs of the complainant, while respecting the procedural rights of the accused. She can also assist with preparation of policies and training to reduce the prospect of harassment occurring, and to ensure investigations are conducted promptly, thoroughly and objectively.
Lisa Hamilton defends a wide range of regulated health professionals, including:
• Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
• Dental Hygienists
• Massage Therapists
• Medical Radiation Technologists
• Occupational Therapists
• Social Workers
Bell Temple represents many private practitioners, facilities and institutions that provide health care, education and social services. We have been retained to defend malpractice actions ranging from minor personal injury claims to multi-million dollar class action proceedings.
We provide a pro bono service in cooperation with certain professional associations and insurance brokers, to assist in reducing the prospect of a College complaint or malpractice claim. If you qualify, your broker will provide details regarding how to access the program, and the applicable limits.
Lisa Hamilton assists regulated health professionals with defence of the following proceedings:
• Complaints and Discipline before regulatory health discipline Colleges and related appeals;
• Reviews before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board;
• Complaints to Information Privacy Commission of Ontario
• Applications to Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
Bell Temple defends allegations of sex abuse, including historic claims, which raise particular challenges given the statutory amendments to the Limitations Act.
Lisa Hamilton defends those who are accused of Sexual Harassment, ensuring that investigations are conducted with procedural fairness and assisting with reputation management.