Champlain College tribunal, investigation updates shed light on work environment

CBC reports that an arbitration tribunal has found that Champlain College failed to prevent the psychological harassment of Champlain instructor Lisa Birch. Birch was reportedly investigated after allegations that she was involved in a smear campaign against campus director Edward Berryman. The tribunal concluded that the investigation was done “without any precise allegation” and that it was unclear why Birch was accused of harassment. CBC also provided an update on an external investigation into Champlain director Nancy Beattie. The external investigation reportedly found that, while Beattie’s actions did not necessarily amount to psychological harassment, she had previously engaged in inappropriate behaviour and lacked adequate management skills. The tribunal will next convene at the end of May.

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