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Investigations in the Workplace

9 April 2024
  • Start: 9:00am
  • End: 5:00pm
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Category: Professional Development
  • Region: Auckland
  • Sudima Auckland City
  • 63-67 Nelson St
  • Auckland 1010
This workshop will go in-depth on how to undertake fair and robust employment investigations.

To access member rates, please log in to your membership account, or join HRNZ as a member before registering.

If you wish to register for this event as a non-member, please log in to your non-member account, or create one here. Having a non-member account enables seamless event registration and personalised content delivery.

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All employers are expected to undertake fair and robust employment investigations. The requirements are onerous, the process complex, and the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court are thorough in scrutinising the employer’s process. For an average employer, getting it right can be difficult.

This course will cover the following:

Initial Steps

  • Types of investigations
  • Assessing the complaint
  • Identity of investigator
  • Setting the Terms of Reference
  • Advising the employee of the allegations

Investigating

  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Interviewing the Respondent
  • Investigation Output
  • Disciplinary Process

Issues and Complexities

  • Common Pitfalls
  • Sexual Harassment Complaints
  • Privacy issues
  • Anonymous complainants
  • Criminal charges

Course Fee (includes GST)

Earlybird (available until Tuesday 12 March):

  • HRNZ Member = $966.00
  • Non-member = $1,311.00

Standard:

  • HRNZ Member = $1,081.00
  • Non-member = $1,541.00

Feel free to email [email protected] if you need any assistance.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 12:00pm Tuesday 2 April unless sold out prior.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.

About Dundas Street

Dundas Street has a team of 10 specialist employment lawyers, providing the full range of advice from performance management and disciplinary matters to complex contract and industrial disputes. Their point of difference is that they have worked at the coal face and understand the practical issues facing employers and apply that to provide solution focused advice. They have a strong client base both in Wellington and Nationally, acting primarily for Corporate and Government employers.

Presenter Details

Blair Scotland

Blair Scotland has over 20 years' experience advising both public and private sector clients on employment matters. He has worked in-house and externally and his clients appreciate his legal know-how combined with his pragmatism that only someone who has worked as an in-house employment relations specialist can provide.

To access member rates, please log into your membership account, or join HRNZ as a member before registering.

If you wish to register for this event as a non-member, please log in to your non-member account, or create one here. Having a non-member account enables seamless event registration and personalised content delivery.