The definitive guide to Workplace Investigations for Australian HR and legal professionals!

Worklogic’s Workplace Investigations book is the definitive guide to conducting effective workplace investigations for Australian HR professionals. Workplace Investigations shows you, step-by-step, how to conduct a sound, procedurally fair and defensible workplace investigation.

Workplace Investigations book by Worklogic

Worklogic is thrilled to announce that the third edition of Workplace Investigations published by Wolters Kluwer is now available!

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About the Workplace Investigations Book

The 2020 edition is fully updated and expanded, with new material on whistleblower protection, interview techniques, digital evidence, sexual misconduct and trauma-informed practice. The latest cases and additional practical exercises are also included.

The authors, Worklogic Directors Jodie Fox, Jason Clark, Rose Bryant-Smith and Grevis Beard, have collectively conducted and supervised more than 500 investigations. In this text they share their wealth of experience, depth of knowledge and analytical rigour.

In Workplace Investigations you will learn how to:

  • judge when an investigation is required
  • scope and plan an investigation appropriately
  • identify, collect, preserve and analyse evidence
  • make findings of fact in a procedurally fair way
  • assess any wrongdoing against your organisation’s conduct standards, including bullying, harassment, discrimination, fraud and business integrity breaches,
  • determine what further steps your organisation should take to improve working relationships, manage risks and ensure future compliance.

This is essential reading for everyone with responsibility for investigating workplace conflicts or complaints.

More than 2,000 copies sit on the shelves of HR, risk and compliance managers and others who conduct in-house workplace investigations, around Australia. It is also prescribed reading for the Monash University Masters of Law course.

Workplace Investigations also explores the key elements of procedural fairness, managing the emotional impact of the investigation, ‘high conflict personalities’ and how the organisation can use the lessons learned from the investigation to manage risks and to improve the workplace culture.

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Chat with the authors

Worklogic has put together a series of audio chats with the authors, discussing hot topics covered in the book including digital evidence, investigating senior employees, #Metoo and trauma-informed practice and the obligations for employers to investigate allegations of bullying.

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Free Updates

Worklogic publishes regular updates on recent developments, case examples, new resources and practical tips on how to run investigations in our e-newsletter and blog posts.