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February 2020

Do’s and Don’ts for Disciplinary Hearings

You are a professional and you have been informed there are allegations of misconduct against you. Your career, years of hard work is now put at risk. What do you do? Breath and read the following: 1. Always ask for details regarding the allegations. Before you take any further steps, it is crucial to gather as much information as you can regarding the allegations against you. This will help you understand the situation and better prepare you to respond to any questions at a disciplinary hearing. Also ask for the reasons behind why the alleged action is a misconduct. Assess the information for...

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Examination Under Oath (“EUO”)

You have been injured in a motor vehicle accident (“MVA”) or suffered a house fire and have property damage. You notified your insurance representative, completed all the necessary paper work, such as an Application for Benefits for MVAs. Now it is time for your representative to investigate the incident and you may be asked to attend an EUO.   But what is an EUO? Firstly, it is important to note that in relation to an MVA, the Ontario Statutory Benefit Schedule requires that you cooperate with your insurance representative and attend an EUO. While property damage claims do not have the same obligation, it...

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