Investigations & procedural fairness (228 items)


Don't ignore the warning signs of fraud

HR professionals who recognise the warning signs of someone who may be stealing from their company can take steps to stop fraud or theft before it goes too far, Lander and Rogers partner Craig Higginbotham and senior associate Aaron Goonrey told an employer briefing recently. » more »



"Sensitive" investigations require extra preparation

A recent workers' compensation decision involving an employer's bungled inquiry into a workplace conflict of interest should ring alarm bells for employers, and highlights some important do's and don'ts for investigating personal or sensitive matters. » more »






Webcast: How to conduct effective workplace investigations

Any report of unsatisfactory workplace conduct or performance needs to be investigated, says employment lawyer Brad Petley. This presentation outlines the steps to take to ensure your investigations meet the Fair Work Act's procedural fairness requirements. Petley covers:

  • The role of the HR investigator;
  • Your legal obligations during investigations;
  • How to gather evidence and take statements from employees;
  • How to conduct effective interviews;
  • How to deal with evasive or untruthful witnesses;
  • When not to conduct interviews;
  • The impact of the Fair Work Act on investigation obligations;
  • How to manage employees post-investigation; & more.
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