Do you have a workplace conduct matter that requires an investigation and or legal advice?
Our staff have extensive experience in the conduct of complex and sensitive workplace investigations in both the private and public sectors across a range of industries and international locations. We understand the risks associated with workplace investigations and can provide sound legal advice based on our comprehensive investigation findings.
What we offer
We offer comprehensive workplace investigation services into matters such as:
- Misconduct (including theft, fraud & inappropriate computer use)
- Sexual harassment
- General fact-finding investigations
- Work health and safety investigations
In-House Investigation Assistance
We also assist clients undertaking their own internal investigations by:
- Assessing and triaging allegations
- Drafting the investigation Terms of Reference
- Advising on investigation plans and interview strategies
- Advising on draft investigation reports – Desktop reviews
We provide workplace investigation training and materials tailored to individual workplaces.
Staff Workplace Conduct
We provide annual and ongoing training for staff in relation to codes of conduct and other workplace policies.
What are the benefits of using us?
Our key advantages are:
Our leading practitioner in this field has been conducting workplace investigations since 2007. He is one of a few practising solicitors that have international forensic investigation experience at a senior level in a Big 4 accounting firm. He has extensive experience in dealing with whistleblowing complaints as well as designing and implementing whistleblowing mechanisms.
We understand that internal investigations are often not the answer. In regional centres and smaller organisations an internal investigation can often create an impression that an investigation is biased and the outcome predetermined. In the circumstances, appointing an external investigator can lead to more confidence in the process and thereby better outcomes.
Legal Professional Privilege
We know from experience, in particularly sensitive investigations, that some staff may hold key evidence as a witness but are reluctant to provide a complete account of events for fear of reprisals if no action is taken against a person subject to the allegations. This is particularly so in an environment where access to investigation reports may be available through either a Right to Information (RTI) or Freedom of Information (FoI) process. In such circumstances, a properly structured investigation subject to legal professional privilege will be exempt from the RTI or FoI process. This gives witnesses the confidence to be completely candid from the outset and can lead to better outcomes.
Contact us for a confidential discussion today and experience the difference.