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Mar 31

A ‘reasonable woman’ standard for sexual harassment claims

As the national discussion around sexual harassment continues, examining the objective standard around a reasonable person in these claims can show an implicit bias. In this week’s blog, we revisit Worklogic Senior Consultant Tanya Hunter‘s examination of the reasonable person standard. Sexual harassment in the workplace remains an ongoing issue. The continuing durability of #MeToo […]

Feb 25

The Importance of Being Prepared & Taking a Trauma Informed Approach

By Kristina Jaks, Worklogic Consultant Last week a young woman came forward and disclosed details of a serious sexual assault, a rape, that she alleged occurred in her workplace in early 2019.   Ordinarily, this may not get much media coverage.  In this instance, her place of work ensured her story would be front page news. As the […]

Feb 10

Collingwood FC’s “Do Better” Report: a playbook for overcoming structural racism in the AFL’s ‘biggest and best’ Club

By Samantha Edwards, Senior Consultant Background On 1 February 2021, the Collingwood Football Club’s “Do Better” report was released, following an independent review into the Club’s responses to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace and its internal processes and culture[i]. The review, commissioned by the Board’s Integrity Committee, was sparked by allegations […]

Dec 02

Procedural fairness in investigations of reportable conduct allegations

A reportable conduct investigation is necessarily different, and can sometimes be more complex to navigate, than other types of workplace investigations. In a reportable conduct context, it is obviously imperative that the investigator ensures all children are provided the opportunity to be involved (unless there is a very good reason that they are not) and […]

Sep 25

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] Ask us Anything About Workplace Investigations

In this Worklogic webinar on-demand, Jason Clark, Melanie Roberts and Marc Dib draw on their decades of experience conducting workplace investigations into allegations of every kind of workplace misconduct in all types of settings to discuss anything you want to know about conducting a workplace investigation. Topics include: what are the most common mistakes you […]

Sep 23

When it comes to investigation allegations against senior staff, how accountable are you?

Depending on whether you are a fan of Voltaire or Spiderman (or, of course, both!), you will no doubt be familiar with that time-honoured phrase: “With great power comes great responsibility”. But responsibility alone is now no longer enough. Every week, it seems, another media headline heralds a regulatory inquiry, legal case or shareholder push […]

Sep 02

New Developments in Launching Investigations

This year, Worklogic has been busy updating our highly informative book (also now a textbook) about workplace investigations, with the third edition due to be released later this month. While working through the updates, I got thinking about what sort of changes I have seen occur in the investigations landscape during the last two to […]

Aug 27

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] The opportunity and challenges of building a diverse workforce

In this Worklogic webinar on-demand, Worklogic Director Jodie Fox discusses the benefits of building a diverse workplace culture and the challenges to address along the way including: managing discrimination risks strategies for building a respectful, supportive and inclusive workplace addressing unconscious bias and its role in conflict and misconduct investigations. WATCH WEBINAR How to access […]

Aug 19

Why lack of organisational knowledge about serious misconduct is not an excuse (and what you can do about it)

Where an investigation has found that serious misconduct allegations are proven, the post-investigation landscape can often be filled with comments of regret and angst about what could have been prevented. Amidst all the various post-investigation follow up, next steps, and even possible fall-out, we often hear the following statements: “But we never knew” “No-one ever […]

Aug 12

4 learnings for employers from recent cases of workplace discrimination

It is not news to say that we are living in uncertain times which during which employers are forced to constantly evaluate the current and future operational needs of their businesses. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has this week confirmed that the Coronavirus pandemic has seen a substantial rise in unfair dismissal and general protections […]

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