SERIOUS ISSUES NEED TO BE HANDLED APPROPRIATELY
Ensure a fair and equitable process for all concerned.
Allegations of misconduct such as workplace bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination, theft, misuse of the company property (eg. credit cards, vehicles, computers, intellectual property) can be very serious and need to be managed appropriately to ensure a fair and equitable process for all concerned.
Common challenges with these allegations include:
- Maintaining confidentiality
- Pre-judging a guilty verdict
- Ensuring you follow procedural due process
These situations can become quite emotive and involve a complex set of circumstances and it is often necessary to conduct an impartial investigation to establish whether the allegations can be substantiated or not.
Should you not have the skills in-house to manage this process professionally and fairly or if there is a potential for litigation this investigation should be handled by a qualified, experienced and independent investigator.
UKOO have experienced and qualified Workplace Investigators (Certificate IV in Government Investigations PSP41512) who are skilled in dealing with allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour. We are able to provide a range of services from dealing with informal complaints to formal investigations for front line staff through to senior executives.
The approach taken by UKOO is based on the P.E.A.C.E. framework which is an internationally acclaimed best practice model for investigations and is widely used by Compliance Agencies within Australia. We approach every investigation ethically, with an open-mind and in accordance with relevant legislation.
Our process ensures that obligations of procedural fairness and natural justice are met and the workplace investigation is likely to be upheld if subsequently tested externally.
We present a comprehensive written report on the outcome of the investigation that includes making findings as to whether, on the balance of probabilities (Briginshaw test), the complaint has been made out.