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Workplace Investigations 

Dealing with workplace issues such as employee complaints and serious misconduct through correct processes and proper workplace investigations is crucial and can save an organisation time, money and contribute to its reputation as a fair and reasonable employer. 

We offer a full range of workplace investigation services and are the experts when it comes to:

  • Conducting workplace investigations;
  • Advising on workplace investigations and processes; and
  • Workplace investigation training. 

Our Workplace Investigators

All our workplace investigators have been personally trained by Principal Workplace Lawyer and Director of Training, Glen Bartlett, to deal with the wide range of issues that can arise in a workplace investigation. 

We understand that every organisation has its own particular features and that a sound investigation must be informed by an appreciation of contextual factors. Accordingly, when we select an investigator to work with you we look at both the matters to be investigated and the context in which the matters arise to make sure that the investigator nominated is well fitted to conducting the investigation required. 

We have strong experience dealing with the difficult issues that can arise in relation to:

  • Gender
  • Children and students
  • Health Professionals
  • Indigenous sensitivities
  • Cultural sensitivites
  • Older people
  • Patients
  • Educators

Our Integrated Approach 

As part of our integrated approach, our workplace investigators are supported at every stage by the Bartlett Workplace legal team which includes Glen Bartlett and Bryan Mueller. This ensures our investigations and their results are robust, accurate and legally defensible when you need them to be. We make a point of keeping you informed of the course of investigation. 

Advisory Services for Workplace Investigations  

As well as conducting and overseeing workplace investigations, Bartlett Workplace also provides legal and human resources advice on:

  • Complaint, grievance, behaviour and disciplinary policies, processes and procedures including related investigation elements of them;
  • On how to deal with the results on an investigation conducted by other investigators; and
  • Issues relating to organisational cultural change.

Our experience has taught us that many organisations make critical errors before they even begin a workplace investigation by not having appropriate and practical investigation guidelines that can be consistently followed. Bartlett Workplace has extensive experience in working with clients to formulate the processes and procedures that can be adapted in the organisation. 

Because of the combination of practical workplace investigation expertise and legal expertise, Bartlett Workplace is especially well placed to evaluate investigation reports, to advise on the taking of the next steps and on the associated legal issues. 


For more information call us on +61 3 9603 5000
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