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The Workplace Investigations Masterclass – (LIVE Webinar)

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EVENT DATE

25th Aug 2020

LOCATION

LIVE Webinar

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Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney AEST: 7am to 4pm

Adelaide (GMT+10:30): 6.30am to 3.30pm

Perth, Singapore, Malaysia (GMT+8): 5am to 2pm

New Zealand (GMT+12): 9am to 6pm

Overview

This masterclass provides practical guidance on the processes required when conducting workplace investigations.  The masterclass will describe all steps required regarding a workplace investigation, from the point of a concern or complaint being raised, through to the follow up steps required after an outcome has been determined.  This will involve discussions on when workplace investigations are required, the types of workplace investigations, the steps to take during and after a workplace investigation and by whom, the importance of affording procedural fairness to employees and what procedural fairness actually entails, and the consequences of a flawed workplace investigation with reference to relevant case law.

Risk management strategies will also be discussed with regards to policies, procedures, training and documentation.

The interactive opportunities presented by this masterclass will assist attendees to identify the appropriate processes of workplace investigations, and will include a mock investigation giving attendees the opportunity to put the knowledge gained into practice.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the masterclass, you will have a better understanding of:

  • In what circumstances a workplace investigation is required;
  • The requirement for policies and procedure regarding workplace investigations;
  • Consequences of delays in workplace investigations;
  • Who should perform the workplace investigation;
  • The steps to follow in a workplace investigation;
  • How to ensure procedural fairness is afforded;
  • Documenting evidence of the investigation;
  • Reaching an outcome that is reasonable and proportionate; and
  • Consequences and risks of not performing a workplace investigation or performing a flawed workplace investigation.

Featuring Our Speakers

Holly Edmondson

Principal

Blossom Lawyers

Holly Edmondson is the Principal of Blossom Lawyers. Holly has more than 10 years’ legal experience working in large national firms and small local firms, representing individuals, large global insurers, and organisations such as surveyors, real estate agencies, valuers, accountants, engineers, construction and building companies, architects, residential and commercial property owners, commercial cleaning companies, and shopping centre owners and managers.

Holly qualified as a Barrister in England prior to moving to Australia in 2010. She qualified as a Queensland Solicitor and is admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. Holly practices in Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Liabilities, and Education Law, and advises and represents clients locally and nationally.

Holly prides herself on grasping clients’ issues quickly, and providing clients with options and recommendations regarding future conduct, so that they can make informed decisions about their matters.  Blossom Lawyers changes the perception business owners and individuals have about smaller law firms; bigger is not always better.  Holly has the technical legal ability to advise and represent clients on complex legal matters, but with a tailored personable approach.  Holly is flexible in the provision of legal services; whether this means meeting at a location that is convenient to the client such as their premises, Blossom Lawyers’ office or a café, or by ensuring she is accessible outside of normal business hours, so that clients can access legal advice as soon as issues arise.

Holly understands that legal issues can result in stress and business interruption, and so her goal is to resolve clients’ issues as quickly and cost effectively as possible to minimise the negative impact on her clients and their businesses. Blossom Lawyers’ motto is ‘helping people and industries blossom’ and it intends to do just that!

Who should attend?

  • This masterclass would be beneficial to business owners, employers, human resources departments within companies/businesses, and human resources companies.

Topics Covered

  • What is a workplace investigation and when is it required will be discussed
  • Policies, procedures and training will be discussed
  • Workplace investigations will be discussed
  • Workplace Investigation findings and outcome will be discussed
  • Consequences of a flawed workplace investigation will be discussed