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Mar 11

Respect@Work 2020 – What the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s Report means for Employers

On 5 March 2020, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins delivered the Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report (2020). The report is a culmination of the 2018 survey of data as well as hearings and submissions to the Commission over the last two years. The report comprehensively deals with the prevalence of sexual harassment in […]

Aug 28

5 Common Problems with Drafting Allegations

A well drafted set of allegations forms the basis for a procedurally fair investigation – conversely a badly drafted set of allegations runs the risk of a procedurally unfair investigation. Allegations need to be drafted in clear and precise language, and be specific and descriptive, in order that findings of fact can be made. Allegations […]

Aug 07

Tips to avoid flawed workplace investigations

To ensure that an investigation leads to robust and defensible findings it must be based on procedural fairness. An investigation process is like a chain – it is only as strong as each step (or link), and requires all steps to be followed in order to ensure the investigation is procedurally fair. When a step […]

Jul 24

Worklogic’s robust approach to procedural fairness withstands judicial scrutiny

When serious allegations are made against an employee, an organisation may decide to appoint an external investigator to conduct a formal workplace investigation. The advantage of this approach is that (when it is done properly) it produces robust findings of fact in relation to the allegations. This then enables the employer to confidently determine the […]

May 29

Insights from the Drafting Allegations Workshop

Yesterday a group of Workplace Relations Specialists met for Worklogic’s Masterclass on Drafting Allegations. The group was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable and the conversations about various challenges faced were fascinating. The participants had a lot of fun unpicking the hypothetical scenario for the training and had lots of opportunity to practise skills in interviewing for […]

May 01

How to ensure your misconduct allegations are fit-for-purpose

Unless you have been living under a rock over the past decade, you will be familiar with home renovation makeover programmes, and their familiar catch-cry: “never squib on your materials!”. The same approach applies (in the slightly less glamorous land of workplace investigations) when it comes to defining and confirming the allegations which you investigate. […]

Mar 21

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] How to effectively establish an independent complaints reporting service

In this free Worklogic webinar on demand, Integrity Line and Policy Development Manager, Rose Scott explains how to establish an independent complaints reporting service. She addresses common concerns (e.g. ‘we will drown in a deluge of complaints!’) and shares what to do (and what not to do!) drawing on Worklogic’s extensive experience in this space. Watch webinar How […]

Mar 13

Investigating bullying in the staff room

This coming Friday is 2019 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). This year’s theme is Bullying. No Way! Take action every day. The program encourages schools and students to explore how they can take steps to minimise the impact of bullying on the school community. Whilst the primary focus of the National […]

Mar 06

How to Navigate a New Landscape for Workplace Complaints

Healthy organisations always want to hear from employees with a problem. Whether the problem is an ongoing personal gripe, an incidence of bullying or a case of suspected fraud, sensible management would much prefer to have the opportunity to address the issue in its earliest stages rather than let it fester and grow in potentially […]

Feb 28

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] Ensuring your organisation is whistle-blower ready

In this free Worklogic webinar on demand, Worklogic Director Jason Clark discusses how to ensure your organisation is ready for the new Whistleblower legislation and explains: – what constitutes disclosable conduct,– who are the people in your organisation deemed to be eligible recipients– what steps you can take now to ensure your organisation is whistleblower-ready Watch webinar How […]

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