Professionally, I'm a human rights lawyer, educator and workplace investigator based in Manitoba, Canada. I use my prior experience as a litigator (in both the private and public sector) and lawyer for the Manitoba Human Rights Commission to teach businesses how to comply with their human rights law obligations and avoid costly liabilities. Although my focus is on legal risk prevention (through training and education, coaching and policy advice), when problems do arise employers call on me to use my keen investigation skills to figure out what happened and recommend solutions.
When not working directly with employers, I develop and deliver public education courses for the Manitoba Human Rights commission. I also provide training and coaching to a variety of public sector investigators charged with regulatory duties under provincial legislation.
I share my thoughts on Canadian human rights law as it relates to the workplace at my weblog curiously titled -- "Human Rights in the Workplace" http://donnaseale.ca
. My blog has received national recognition, having been featured in the Canadian Bar Association's National Magazine and by being jointly awarded the 2010 Canadian Law Blog Award for Best Practitioner Support. At my blog, you can find three free e-books I've written to help employers navigate some of the more trickier areas of workplace human rights law.
In my personal life, I'm a married mother of twin girls who has a penchant for mixed martial arts and yoga (although never at the same time!). Oh, and I play a mean accordion too and love to travel.