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Bullying, harassment and other inappropriate workplace behavior's can quickly create a toxic workplace culture if not dealt with in a timely and effective manner. An employee who has taken up the courage to lodge a formal complaint deserves to be heard. At the same time those that they have made...

Some incidents that occur in the workplace, such a breach of policy of legislation, require formal investigation by either an internal resource or an external, independent party such as Ashdale. A Workplace Investigation aims to establish the facts and to determine if the alleged behavior or incident occurred. An investigator is responsible...

The best way to understand this is to consider how you would like to be treated if allegations were made against you. You want to be considered “innocent” until it is proven otherwise.You want to hear what the substance of the allegations is.You want relevant people interviewed.You want to be able...

Before attending the interview you will be asked if you want a support person to attend with you. This is someone that you trust and feel comfortable with – colleague, supervisor, family member or friend, Union or legal representative. A support person must not be part of the investigation ie....