Workplace Investigations

As workplace misconduct complaints continue to grow, so has BAL’s workplace investigations practice: think whistleblowing, bullying, sexual harassment, reportable conduct, working with vulnerable people, occupational discipline, discrimination, fraud, data theft-type and other serious misconduct type claims.

Getting workplace investigations right is tricky business. There’s an employment regulation framework to be complied with; evidence to be elicited and weighed (often from reluctant participants); procedural fairness  and privacy issues to be considered, defensible reports to be written, sensible disciplinary decisions to be made, as well as stakeholder emotions to manage. BAL’s Employment Law & Investigations Group has decades of experience in:

  • conducting effective investigations (in both private sector and public sector (for Commonwealth, ACT and NSW Local Government clients)
  • advising clients who are the subject of misconduct allegations (particularly in the APS, ACTPS and NSW Local Government)
  • advising about the conduct of investigations (including how to salvage investigations gone awry, and what to do once you’ve got an investigation report)
  • providing training in complaints prevention, investigation and complaint management

Our Workplace Investigation Services can be based on a time cost or fixed-fee arrangements and will be tailored to your requirements. As a law firm, legal professional privilege may attach to our investigation reports in certain circumstances.