Those attending will gain insight into handling high-profile investigations, as well as into allegations that don’t quite rise to the level of harassment and allegations that are well beyond the statute of limitations (and perhaps outside of the strict employment context).
Join us for a webinar on how best to investigate COVID-related claims. The panel will address how HR is implementing the new COVID laws, regulations and guidelines -- and how those laws, regulations and guidelines may impact investigation findings.
The New Zealand Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care has the largest scope of any similar international inquiry. The Inquiry is considering a range of faith based and state institution settings and a range of themes over a 50 year time period, including the experience of the disabled, Pacific Islanders and Māori in care. Estimates are that 250,000 children may have been abused in care in this time period. Now mid-way through the life of the Inquiry, there have been many lessons learned as to how to scope and conduct an historical investigation in an inclusive, trauma informed manner and the resources that are likely to be required.
The broadening appreciation of obligations to indigenous and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi), together with the significant participation of Māori in and across all sectors, mean inevitably, that Pākeha (non-Māori) investigators, who are engaged by Māori and/or work with Māori, will need to develop an understanding of Te Ao Māori (the world view from Māori). This session will focus on what investigators should be aware of when working with Māori, and how investigations involving Māori may be conducted appropriately.
Learn about the ins and outs of cross-border investigations, why they are on the increase, ethical obligations, and trends relevant for both internal and external investigators. This engaging discussion will also cover potential risks and opportunities involved in international investigations to include confidentiality and privilege.
The speakers will review common pitfalls and challenges faced when conducting investigations from the perspective of both external and internal investigators. The panelists will share unexpected issues they have encountered and what strategies they employed to ensure that the investigation was conducted in a manner consistent with AWI Guiding Principles and standard workplace investigation practices.
Attendees will learn how to manage common pitfalls and issues that may disrupt an independent investigation.