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What's a workplace investigation?

Workplace investigations usually occur as the result of a complaint, or in relation to allegations of misconduct, bullying, harassment, breaches of health and safety procedures, or other disciplinary matters. The process for these investigation can be confusing and uncertain as there is no single legal framework that sets out how investigations should be conducted.


How we can help you

Workplace investigations are often conducted poorly or unfairly. We have decades of experience advising professionals, executives, and employees on disciplinary matters and in workplace investigations. We take a proactive approach and attempt to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

We respond

Responding to allegations which are the subject of a workplace investigation.

We stand by you

Appearing with you at interviews with workplace investigators.

We prepare

Preparing written complaints or grievances for clients who wish to initiate a grievance procedure or workplace investigation.

We represent you

Dealing with employers, regulatory authorities, tribunals or boards conducting workplace investigations to provide you with certainty, clarity and fairness.


We understand that workplace investigations need to be handled with both determination and discretion, and we work to successfully resolve your situation while protecting your current and future income, employment prospects and professional reputation. If necessary, we can also seek 'injunctive relief' on your behalf. An injunction is a court order requiring a party to do or cease doing a specific action. This can for example overturn the suspension of an employee who's being investigated.


Timeframe for seeking advice

You should seek advice as soon as you're told you're being investigated and especially before you respond. Your legal options may be more limited once the investigation progresses too far. However, we're experienced at representing clients at every stage of a workplace investigation, so get advice no matter what stage the investigation is at.

We're by your side

We have an outstanding record of achieving successful outcomes for employees in both the private and public sector. We know how to navigate this increasingly complex and ever-changing area of the law.


Get in touch. Call us on 1800 810 812 to book an initial consultation. Your first consultation costs $690 (incl GST).


At your one hour consult our lawyers will provide advice on your situation, the best action to take, and next steps. 


Most of our cases are resolved out of court, and discretion is assured.

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Our Canberra office is now closed, but our team continues to serve ACT clients and are available for phone and video appointments. If you need legal advice, please call us on 1800 675 346.

We have lawyers who specialise in a range of legal claims who travel to Tasmania. If you need a lawyer in Hobart, Launceston or elsewhere in Tasmania, please call us on 1800 675 346.