Workplace Investigation Guides & Articles

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Addressing Inappropriate Behaviour

iHR Australia Workplace Investigations help identify the number one management skill for 2019 iHR Australia investigations have consistently revealed three problematic styles of leadership that contribute to a higher risk…

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Management as a ‘Profession Mindset’ a Key to Risk Management

Bullying and harassment investigations often reveal a combination of low leadership and management skill, high technical expertise and little effort by employers to recognise ‘management’ as a profession. Here is…

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Workplace Bullying Investigations Highlight Need For Trilogy of Training for Managers

From experience conducting hundreds of workplace investigations iHR Australia’s Director Workplace Relations John Boardman contends that parties to a workplace investigation are often suffering mental ill health or are mentally fragile prior…

Lack of Training Heightening Legal Risk for Australian Organisations

Lack of Training Heightening Legal Risk for Australian Organisations

iHR Australia’s analysis of the workplace investigations it conducts indicates that untrained managers remain a high compliance risk factor for organisations.  Managers promoted without the skills to lead and manage…

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Role of the Workplace Investigator

The role of a  Workplace Investigator / Workplace Investigation Ofiicer includes: Maintaing a high level of familiarity with the organisation’s policies & procedures; Applying principles of natural justice to ensure…

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Workplace Investigation Process

4 step Workplace Investigation Process:   Preparation and information collection Interviewing the relevant parties Making a finding and report Resolution Activities   Communication and feedback to relevant parties should occur…

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Why incidents of workplace harassment or discrimination require the attention of expert investigators

All employers have an ethical and legal responsibility to ensure that their workplaces are safe and comfortable environments for every employee. If incidents of harassment or bullying occur in your…

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How to handle workplace discrimination issues before they land you in court – or in ‘trial by media’

When a workplace issue or complaint is raised, a thorough and impartial investigation is the ideal course of action to ensure the matter is dealt with effectively before it reaches…

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HR Manager takes home her personnel file in an attempt to avoid sacking as workplace dispute spirals out of control

A recent case before the Fair Work Commission where a HR Manager was dismissed for taking her personnel file without permission, shows the importance of employer’s intervening early to prevent…

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Fair Work Commission upholds “cat and mouse” traffic bullying dismissal after workplace investigation

A recent case before the Fair Work Commission highlights the importance of employers investigating allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour such as bullying, harassment and discrimination, irrespective of whether a formal…

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Engage an external bullying investigation when transparency in doubt, says tribunal

Employers can pay heed to an organisation’s handling of unfounded bullying allegations which recently earned it the praises of the FWC. Even in light of this community services organisation’s thoroughness…

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Employer fined after workplace investigation confirms underpayment of two staff

A workplace investigation has revealed that a Sydney company was illegally underpaying two employees, leading to the company receiving substantial fines and an order to repay lost wages. In a…