Allegations or complaints of misconduct, bullying, sexual harassment and other inappropriate workplace behaviours need to be investigated promptly, carefully and thoroughly. Often businesses do not have the internal resources, training or skill to properly conduct investigations, and this can lead to disputes and legal claims arising not only from the outcome of the investigation but also from the manner in which the investigation was conducted.
It is for this reason that it is often advisable to engage an independent (and appropriately skilled) third party to conduct the relevant investigation, particularly in cases of serious misconduct, discrimination, bullying or sexual harassment.
At Hynes Legal, we are experts in the laws surrounding employee misconduct, bullying, harassment, and discrimination, as well as the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness.
Our team is well equipped to conduct independent, impartial and discrete investigations into any incident that may require a little extra sensitivity in handling.
Alternatively, we can offer you "behind the scenes" advice and assistance where you choose to investigate matters internally or engage another third party investigator.