A Q&A discussion exploring what has changed for investigators post #metoo, changes in employer attitudes to complaints, using trauma informed principles in interviewing, individual vs systemic investigations, mandatory reporting of sexual harassment, and the role of the investigator in providing recommendations to employers about improving their internal policies and procedures for dealing with complaints of sexual harassment.
The intersection between the criminal law, employment law and workplace investigations will be explored with a panel comprising an investigator, employment lawyer and criminal barrister. Workplace investigators may be required to consideration evidence that may be admissible in future criminal proceedings. The most common incidents of workplace criminal behaviour relate to fraud, theft, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. Is it a criminal issue? Is employment law advice needed? Do I call the investigator? Maybe it is a combination with crossover and timing concerns.
Our panelists have extensive experience undertaking and advising on reportable conduct investigations. This webinar will provide an overview of common issues and challenges associated with reportable conduct investigations from the perspectives of the Victorian regulator (Commission for Children and Young People), a lawyer and an investigator. Each panelist will offer practical guidance for those conducting reportable conduct investigations involving children and expert insight into the complexities of this unique area.
The focus of this webinar is to provide information on the investigative framework required to gather the information relevant to making a determination of the future risk of physical violence that an individual may pose.
This webinar focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on workplace investigations. Our panel of workplace investigators and in-house counsel will consider new practices that have been adopted by workplace investigators to assist the investigation process. Which of these practices should remain post the pandemic and why? Were there any practices that developed that should now be ditched? We will also consider how these adapted investigation practices were viewed by those who instruct workplace investigators. What was the experience of inhouse counsel with the investigation process during the pandemic? Did these new practices align with our client’s expectations? Were there any difficulties and how were they overcome? Our speakers will share and discuss investigation practices that were adapted or implemented during 2020 and consider whether any of these practices might continue as we emerge from the pandemic.
With some states removing the “severe and pervasive” standards from anti-discrimination laws, along with a trend of increased reporting at workplaces after BLM and #metoo movements, there is a growing demand to think about how to better address and repair harms caused in the workplace by discriminatory actions.