Workshop Overview

9th Annual Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations Workshop

Auckland: 20th September 2023  |  Wellington: 22nd September 2023  

  • Unravelling the complexities of workplace investigations 
  • Planning and preparing for the investigation: Issues to consider; Procedural fairness; Statutory frameworks   
  • The investigation process: Conducting effective investigations; Overcoming difficult issues; Case law reviews   
  • Finalising the investigation: Managing evidence; Outcomes of investigations; Next steps  
When allegations of sexual or racial harassment, discrimination, bullying, or other serious misconduct or incompatibility are made, a timely and robust investigation by an experienced investigator is key to achieving a fair resolution for all parties involved.     
This workshop will take an in-depth look at unique factors influencing investigations - the seriousness of allegations, complexities of complaints, and consequences of failing to investigate. Then, how do you conduct an investigation, determine scope, ensure appropriate terms of reference are defined and adhered to, and set expectations of people involved in investigation processes. Additionally you, as the Investigator, need to ensure the investigation is procedurally fair, that independence is assured, that there is transparency, standards of proof, and that evidence is dealt with appropriately.     
Be sure to attend this interactive training course which will help you unravel the complexities of workplace investigations.

Workshop Leader

Fiona McMillan
Lane Neave 
Fiona is the Auckland Employment Law Partner and commenced her career with Lane Neave in 2007. Fiona specialises in assisting employers with all employment law related advice including collective bargaining, independent external investigations and human rights commission matters.  
She regularly represents employers in Mediations, Employment Relations Authority Investigation Meetings and the Employment Court. Fiona regularly presents seminars to clients, industry bodies and at conferences.  Fiona was nominated for Young Lawyer of the Year at the 2016 Law Awards.  
In 2020, Fiona was named in the Doyle’s Guide New Zealand as a recommended Health and Safety Lawyer. Fiona has also been recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a leading employment and health and safety practitioner in New Zealand. 
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