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Substantive, Not Superficial: A Call to Improved Procedural Fairness

The FWC recently found SA CARE’s dismissal of a casual disability care worker to be unfair and ordered compensation.The employee in question was warned off tube-feeding clients due to her lack of certification. In response, she advised that she had been signed off on two appropriate training courses, had experience providing gastronomic care at another facility and had…See More
Mar 17
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Substantive, Not Superficial: A Call to Improved Procedural Fairness

The FWC recently found SA CARE’s dismissal of a casual disability care worker to be unfair and ordered compensation.The employee in question was warned off tube-feeding clients due to her lack of certification. In response, she advised that she had been signed off on two appropriate training courses, had experience providing gastronomic care at another facility and had…See More
Mar 17
Alison Smith liked Vince Scopelliti's blog post Sacked on Leave: Procedural Fairness and Unfair Dismissal
Mar 6
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

How Fact-Finding and Disciplinary Investigations Differ

When dealing with allegations of staff misconduct, employers must be able to clearly delineate between fact-finding and disciplinary investigations. This includes communicating the difference to staff involved in the process.FACT-FINDING VS FORMAL INVESTIGATIONA 'fact-finding' process is often a necessary preliminary step in determining whether a disciplinary investigation is warranted. Following an incident or complaint, a third-party must interview involved parties to obtain objective…See More
Feb 27
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

How Fact-Finding and Disciplinary Investigations Differ

When dealing with allegations of staff misconduct, employers must be able to clearly delineate between fact-finding and disciplinary investigations. This includes communicating the difference to staff involved in the process.FACT-FINDING VS FORMAL INVESTIGATIONA 'fact-finding' process is often a necessary preliminary step in determining whether a disciplinary investigation is warranted. Following an incident or complaint, a third-party must interview involved parties to obtain objective…See More
Feb 25
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Sacked on Leave: Procedural Fairness and Unfair Dismissal

The rules around when staff can be terminated while they are on leave can be a source of consternation for management and human resources professionals. The consequences of getting it wrong are demonstrated in the recent Fair Work Commission decision of Tuan Nguyen v Adelaide Fencing and Steel Supplies Pty Ltd [2020] FWC 79 (30 January 2020). In this case, the employer was…See More
Feb 20
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Sacked on Leave: Procedural Fairness and Unfair Dismissal

The rules around when staff can be terminated while they are on leave can be a source of consternation for management and human resources professionals. The consequences of getting it wrong are demonstrated in the recent Fair Work Commission decision of Tuan Nguyen v Adelaide Fencing and Steel Supplies Pty Ltd [2020] FWC 79 (30 January 2020). In this case, the employer was…See More
Feb 20
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

How to Navigate Counter Allegations in Investigations

It is not unusual when investigating allegations such as sexual harassment, bullying or theft for the person accused of the misconduct to make a counter allegation.This in turn can generate further counter allegations, making it difficult for investigators to keep track of a growing litany of wrongdoings!Steering through the sea of counter allegations means handling each…See More
Feb 17
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

How to Navigate Counter Allegations in Investigations

It is not unusual when investigating allegations such as sexual harassment, bullying or theft for the person accused of the misconduct to make a counter allegation.This in turn can generate further counter allegations, making it difficult for investigators to keep track of a growing litany of wrongdoings!Steering through the sea of counter allegations means handling each…See More
Feb 14
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Racial Discrimination at Work

We are all familiar with the more obvious signs of workplace discrimination; but with targeted racism and xenophobia spreading faster than the Coronavirus, it is vital to be aware of the more nuanced and subtle acts of discrimination at work. Queensland has seen MP Duncan Pegg slam a phoney health department …See More
Feb 6
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Racial Discrimination at Work

We are all familiar with the more obvious signs of workplace discrimination; but with targeted racism and xenophobia spreading faster than the Coronavirus, it is vital to be aware of the more nuanced and subtle acts of discrimination at work. Queensland has seen MP Duncan Pegg slam a phoney health department …See More
Feb 5
Janne liked Vince Scopelliti's blog post Unfair Dismissal: Case Studies from the FWC
Jan 30
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Unfair Dismissal: Case Studies from the FWC

Perhaps one of the most vexed issues employers face is how to terminate employees without exposing the organisation to the risk of a successful unfair dismissal action. In light of the 15 January updates to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) Unfair Dismissals Benchbook, these two unfair dismissal cases at the FWC demonstrate the importance of employers being on safe legal…See More
Jan 29
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Unfair Dismissal: Case Studies from the FWC

Perhaps one of the most vexed issues employers face is how to terminate employees without exposing the organisation to the risk of a successful unfair dismissal action. In light of the 15 January updates to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) Unfair Dismissals Benchbook, these two unfair dismissal cases at the FWC demonstrate the importance of employers being on safe legal…See More
Jan 29
A blog post by Vince Scopelliti was featured

Whistleblowing in 2020: Is Your Organisation Ready?

The concept of whistleblowing was once frowned upon, or at the very least looked upon with trepidation. However, in recent years, the value of promoting whistleblowing as an acceptable way to improve corporate regulatory compliance and culture has been demonstrated. In this changing landscape, organisations are embracing whistleblowing - and many also have new obligations…See More
Jan 28
Vince Scopelliti posted a blog post

Whistleblowing in 2020: Is Your Organisation Ready?

The concept of whistleblowing was once frowned upon, or at the very least looked upon with trepidation. However, in recent years, the value of promoting whistleblowing as an acceptable way to improve corporate regulatory compliance and culture has been demonstrated. In this changing landscape, organisations are embracing whistleblowing - and many also have new obligations…See More
Jan 23

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Vince is a lawyer and holds degrees in Law and Psychology and has more than 24 years’ experience working within and managing investigations. This depth of experience has laid the foundation for exceptional knowledge of fraud and how investigations need to respond.

As Managing Direct of WISE Workplace and CEO of LKA Group, Vince has conducted investigations across Australia involving complex workplace disputes and corrupt conduct he has designed and reported on service reviews and conducted risk assessments for corporations and government. Vince carries respect as a leader in the fight against fraud both nationally and internationally.
Company website/blog
http://www.wiseworkplace.com.au/_blog/WISE_Blog
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Management and investigation of workplace misconduct
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Vince Scopelliti's Blog

Substantive, Not Superficial: A Call to Improved Procedural Fairness

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 9:50 0 Comments

The FWC recently found SA CARE’s dismissal of a casual disability care worker to be unfair and ordered compensation.

The employee in question was warned off tube-feeding clients due to her lack of certification. In response, she advised that she had been signed off on two appropriate training courses,…

Continue

How Fact-Finding and Disciplinary Investigations Differ

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 15:30 0 Comments

When dealing with allegations of staff misconduct, employers must be able to clearly delineate between fact-finding and disciplinary investigations. 

This includes communicating the difference to staff involved in the process.

FACT-FINDING VS FORMAL INVESTIGATION

A 'fact-finding' process is often a necessary preliminary step in determining whether a…

Continue

Sacked on Leave: Procedural Fairness and Unfair Dismissal

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 8:55 0 Comments

The rules around when staff can be terminated while they are on leave can be a source of consternation for management and human resources professionals. 

The consequences of getting it wrong are demonstrated in the recent Fair Work Commission decision of Tuan Nguyen v Adelaide Fencing and Steel Supplies Pty Ltd [2020] FWC 79 (30 January…

Continue

How to Navigate Counter Allegations in Investigations

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 12:57 0 Comments

It is not unusual when investigating allegations such as sexual harassment, bullying or theft for the person accused of the misconduct to make a counter allegation.

This in turn can generate further counter allegations, making it difficult for investigators to keep track of a growing litany of wrongdoings!

Steering through the sea of…

Continue

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