Embezzlement, sexual harassment, and misconduct are just three circumstances any business works hard to avoid. It can be a stressful time for all involved, a legal minefield and, not to mention, costly if you are unsure of the process and your rights.
In recent years, complainants of harassment and discrimination have received increasingly more compensation than in the past. While a business may operate with all the best intentions, the liability still sits with the employer if they do not take sufficient precautions to prevent these things from happening.
When is Workplace Investigation is Needed?
Workplace investigations are recommended prior to, during or after a complaint is made by any customer or staff member. Some situations, like embezzlement, abuse of sick leave entitlements or WHS breaches may be foreseeable though and this knowledge can be powerful. If Management have an inkling about any potential or current misconduct in their workplace that may require disciplinary action, they have a responsibility to act, especially if they have provable facts – and it’s not just a hunch.
Why use the Services of an External Investigator?
Triumph Australia endeavours to firstly understand whether any alleged incidents actually took place, then we consider any mitigating circumstances surrounding the incidents. We provide an independent, impartial and unbiased investigation that is fair, procedurally, for all parties involved resulting in a workable resolution.
If necessary we can adjudicate discussions with employers, employees, tribunals or boards and respond to allegations on behalf of the business or assist a complainant to initiate a grievance via a written complaint.
How can Triumph Australia Help?
Our experienced and highly professional investigators are government accredited, insured and operate in line with strict confidentiality policies. They can provide support with the following areas of the workplace:
- grievances & complaints
- sick leave abuse
- WHS breaches
- workplace Sexual Harassment
- HR investigations
- workplace accidents
- customer complaints
Are you in the midst of handling a workplace grievance, dealing with the aftermath of a workplace accident or managing a difficult employee?
Do you believe your business is at risk of a potential claim or entitlement misconduct? Or are there embezzlement, harassment or discrimination concerns?
It might be an idea to consider some professional assistance to put your mind at ease by helping to understand the ins and outs of the situation at hand.
Contact Triumph Australia to arrange a workplace investigation to help clarify the grey areas and see where you stand.