// If Named in a Formal Complaint
There are times when the Employer may request a teacher to meet and answer questions, either with staff or a third-party investigator. Examples are investigations under Policy 701 or the Respectful Workplace Policy.
Every investigation is different, and no single set of rules or tips applies to all situations. However, there are some general concepts that NBTF members should remember whether you or someone else is the focus of an investigation.
Firstly, that the interview itself is not a form of discipline.
Also, a reassignment with pay is not disciplinary. If you, or a member you know has been reassigned home with pay, that simply means that the employer wants to protect the integrity of the process surrounding an incident before placing a teacher back into the workplace.
Finally, if you are in a situation where the employer wants to investigate your conduct, you are entitled to be represented by the NBTF and you should take advantage of that.
If you have any questions or are named in a formal complaint, please contact the NBTF Labour Relations Officer assigned to your district at 506-452-1736 or 1-888-679-7044.