AFN national chief claims workplace investigation is a 'tool' to undermine her
The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says an investigation that said she was the source of reprisals and harassment directed against employees came to a false conclusion.
National Chief RoseAnne Archibald's office released a statement on Monday countering the conclusions of the third-party workplace investigation's summary report and claiming the results actually exonerated her.
The investigation, conducted by an Ottawa-based firm, found two Assembly of First Nations (AFN) employees were harassedand five employees experienced reprisals and had their confidentiality breached by the national chief, according to the reportobtained by CBC News.
Archibald's office released a 19-page counter report, also obtained by CBC News, alleging that the investigation was used as a "tool" to distract chiefs from her work to clean up the AFN.
"At the very least, we require a forensic audit into contracts and staff payouts," Archibald's office wrote.
Archibald's counter-report also claimed that she was exonerated by the investigation because it concluded that 93 per cent of the allegations against her were "unsubstantiated."