Legal Assistance for Workplace Investigations

The purpose of a workplace investigation should be to ensure allegations about the conduct, capacity or performance of a worker are properly and fairly investigated prior to any disciplinary action being decided.

In situations where issues are raised about the performance of an employee, or there are allegations concerning bullying, discrimination or other misconduct among staff, employers will often ensure there is an investigation prior to resolving whether any disciplinary action is warranted. If an employer or manager takes disciplinary action without a proper or fair investigation into the facts of the matter, they or the business or organisation may be liable to claims of unfair dismissal or unlawful action.

Anderson Fredericks Turner has experienced employment lawyers who can guide employees, professionals and executives through workplace investigations. Where we are not appointed as independent workplace investigators, we are able to represent individuals who may be involved in a workplace investigation.

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A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your legal dispute.

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Free Case Assessment – Call 1300 AFT LEGAL

Contact our firm today for free case assessment about a workplace investigation. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to provide you advice and representation, our experienced employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • assist you to understand your rights and advance your interests.

  • advise you of your responsibilities as an individual involved in a workplace investigation.

  • draft and file documents critical to advancing your interests, particularly against unfair or unfounded allegations or claims that may be made against you.

  • work to resolve the workplace investigation in your interests.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of an individual involved in a workplace investigation. Contact us today for advice and representation.

WHY CHOOSE US

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your legal dispute.

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Book Your Consultation

Contact our firm today for free case assessment about a workplace investigation. We have the skills and experience to assist you.

If you engage us to provide you advice and representation, our experienced employment lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • assist you to understand your rights and advance your interests.

  • advise you of your responsibilities as an individual involved in a workplace investigation.

  • draft and file documents critical to advancing your interests, particularly against unfair or unfounded allegations or claims that may be made against you.

  • work to resolve the workplace investigation in your interests.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the rights or entitlements of an individual involved in a workplace investigation. Contact us today for advice and representation.

To book a consultation with one of our employment lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534)

Issues with Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations - Stages

Stages of Workplace Investigations

There are a number of aspects to workplace investigations where procedural unfair may occur. Failing to understand the scope of the issue being investigated, not asking critical questions of witnesses or considering relevant information may all lead to a flawed investigation. At each stage of a workplace investigation, Anderson Fredericks Turner guides its clients through the process and its stages.

Workplace Investigations - Employee Rights

Workplace Investigations: Employee Rights

Sometimes individuals are left without a clear understanding from an investigator or an employer what is being investigated, what is involved, or what may be the consequences following the investigation. Our experienced employment lawyers can assist you to understand and enforce your rights as an employee during and after a workplace investigation.

Workplace Investigations - Confidentiality

Confidentiality About Workplace Investigations

It is common for employees who are involved in a workplace investigation to be required to keep confidential any involvement or the information given to an investigator. This experience can leave individuals feeling isolated and vulnerable, particularly where it seems others are discussing issues. We can assist individuals to resolve issues being experienced as a result of confidentiality requirements.

Workplace Investigations - Independent Investigations

Independent Workplace Investigations

While large organisations may be able to conduct an independent workplace investigation by an internal staff member, often external workplace investigators are called in to gather and assess the evidence. If there are conflicts of interest between the investigator and those subject his or her investigation, questions may later be raised about the fairness and partiality of the process.

Consequences of Unfair Workplace Investigations

Consequences of Unfair Workplace Investigations

The consequences of an unfair workplace investigation be damaging to all concerned – whether you are an employee or employer – you have a lot to lose if it is not conducted with procedural fairness. While an employer may think they have grounds for taking disciplinary action, a flawed workplace investigation leaves an employer vulnerable to successful claims of discrimination, unfair dismissal or unlawful action.

Disciplinary Action After a Workplace Investigation

Employees, professionals or executives may face disciplinary action following a workplace investigation where adverse findings are made against them by the investigator. While some disciplinary action may only carry with it a written warning, it could also involve actual dismissal. If you seek to challenge the fairness of an ongoing workplace investigation or disciplinary action being taken against you, contact our lawyers.

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Issues with Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations - Stages

There are a number of aspects to workplace investigations where procedural unfair may occur. Failing to understand the scope of the issue being investigated, not asking critical questions of witnesses or considering relevant information may all lead to a flawed investigation. At each stage of a workplace investigation, Anderson Fredericks Turner guides its clients through the process and its stages.

Call Us Today
Workplace Investigations - Employee Rights

Sometimes individuals are left without a clear understanding from an investigator or an employer what is being investigated, what is involved, or what may be the consequences following the investigation. Our experienced employment lawyers can assist you to understand and enforce your rights as an employee during and after a workplace investigation.

Call Us Today
Workplace Investigations - Confidentiality

It is common for employees who are involved in a workplace investigation to be required to keep confidential any involvement or the information given to an investigator. This experience can leave individuals feeling isolated and vulnerable, particularly where it seems others are discussing issues. We can assist individuals to resolve issues being experienced as a result of confidentiality requirements.

Call Us Today
Workplace Investigations - Independent Investigations

While large organisations may be able to conduct an independent workplace investigation by an internal staff member, often external workplace investigators are called in to gather and assess the evidence. If there are conflicts of interest between the investigator and those subject his or her investigation, questions may later be raised about the fairness and partiality of the process.

Call Us Today
Consequences of Unfair Workplace Investigations

The consequences of an unfair workplace investigation be damaging to all concerned – whether you are an employee or employer – you have a lot to lose if it is not conducted with procedural fairness. While an employer may think they have grounds for taking disciplinary action, a flawed workplace investigation leaves an employer vulnerable to successful claims of discrimination, unfair dismissal or unlawful action.

Call Us Today
Disciplinary Action After a Workplace Investigation

Employees, professionals or executives may face disciplinary action following a workplace investigation where adverse findings are made against them by the investigator. While some disciplinary action may only carry with it a written warning, it could also involve actual dismissal. If you seek to challenge the fairness of an ongoing workplace investigation or disciplinary action being taken against you, contact our lawyers.

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