FORMAL WORKPLACE INVESTIGATION

WHAT IS A
FORMAL
INVESTIGATION?

A Formal Workplace Investigation is an information gathering process which makes findings of facts determined on the ‘balance of probabilities’ about the allegations examined.

At times, organisations may receive reports of alleged misconduct committed by a worker or volunteer.

The type and seriousness of the concerns raised, as well as the circumstances surrounding the matter, may warrant an independent formal investigation by an external consultant.

WHAT IS A
FORMAL
INVESTIGATION?

WHAT DOES A
WORKPLACE
INVESTIGATION PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

Once an Acquire HR consultant is appointed, we’ll get started with the workplace investigation process. We begin by conducting interviews with relevant parties and source any other evidence related to the allegations.

We examine and assess all evidence collected and an Investigation Report is prepared and submitted to you detailing the conduct of the investigation and any findings made.

Formal Investigations can be customised to meet the needs of your organisation. For example, you may want us to only provide findings on the allegations raised based on the ‘balance of probabilities’.

Alternatively, you may want us to include commentary on whether or not any substantiated conduct amounts to, for example:

  • Unreasonable or negative behaviour
  • Serious misconduct
  • Bullying & harassment
  • Discrimination
  • A breach of organisational policy or procedure.

IS A FORMAL WORKPLACE INVESTIGATION RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

Get in touch for an obligation-free phone consultation to see how Acquire HR can help you today.