When AWPTI conducts an investigation we provide all the documentation including letters of allegation to our clients however I am often asked “Should we provide some sort of letter or email with the allegations?”
The answer is always YES.
Why: Recently I published an article about allegation letters, procedural fairness and why it is essential……Continue
When considering dismissing an employee for serious misconduct, employers must bare in mind the following;
More details of another case there the issue of the punishment fitting the crime was considered by the FWC – …Continue
In light of the XL Express Pty Ltd decision at the Fair Work Commission, I think it’s time to review Summary Dismissal. (More about XL Express here – http://awpti.com.au/unfair-dismissal-serious-misconduct-workplace-investigation/
Summary dismissal is dismissal without notice. It does not require advance notice to the…Continue
The presence of bias be it actual or perceived during an investigation can derail the entire investigation and undermine any findings and recommendations.
As I mentioned in the previous article, Workplace Investigation Biased process, complaint of bias are often raised relating to two areas, the investigation process itself or the investigation interviews.