workplace investigations

The Workplace Adviser conducts workplace investigations in relation to people issues where there is potential for disciplinary action or legal implications as a result of their misconduct.

We conduct ethical, independent, impartial, timely, accurate, confidential misconduct-related investigations. We will manage the investigation process and ensure procedural fairness when investigating your workplace issues. We also identify cultural and systemic issues in the workplace and conduct cultural reviews. The Workplace Adviser conducts investigations into a range of matters, including the following:

  • Bullying and Harassment;
  • Sexual Harassment;
  • Discrimination;
  • Adverse Action;
  • Inappropriate Relationships;
  • Theft;
  • Privacy and Confidentiality;
  • Reasonable and Lawful Directions;
  • Breaches of Legislation, Codes of Conduct, and Policies and Procedures.

A workplace investigator undertakes effective investigations and provides reliable solutions to the employer having regard to the issues and parties involved. All workplace misconduct investigations are conducted ethically, confidentially and in accordance with the principles of natural justice.  If an incident arises where you may suspect non-adherence to policies, codes of conduct, or legislation, an investigation may be necessary.

Procedural fairness is afforded to the parties to the investigation, as carried out by our workplace investigator with an aim to minimise future risks. The investigation process involves obtaining documentary and verbal evidence from the organisation, complainant, Respondent and witnesses. An analysis of the evidence is then undertaken and an assessment is made on the balance of probabilities as to whether breaches of legislation, policies and procedures or a Code of Conduct has occurred.

Workplace Investigations are undertaken in an impartial, confidential and sensitive manner.