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Workplace Investigations

Why do I need to do a workplace investigation?

If you are confronted with an employee who is accused of misconduct or bullying, you are required by law to investigate it.

A workplace investigation will ensure that you have enough information to make an informed decision about an individual’s conduct in the workplace and based on those findings whether to retain or terminate the employee.workplace investigation employment lawyer melbourne

When do I need to do a workplace investigation?

A workplace investigation should be conducted whenever you have  concerns about an employee's conduct or a complaint is made about to you about an employee.

Common matters that require investigation are bullying, harassment or misuse of company property.

Depending on the seriousness of the allegations, you may wish to bring in an external investigator. We can conduct workplace investigations for you in a quick, timely and cost effective manner.

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