Unravelling the Complexities of Workplace Investigations

When allegations of sexual or racial harassment, discrimination, bullying, or other serious wrongdoing or incompatibility are made, a timely and robust investigation by an experienced investigator is key to achieving a fair resolution for all parties involved.
 
The Workplace Investigations Workshop, facilitated in each city by leading national law firm Q Workplace Solutions, is an interactive training course designed to help you unravel the complexities of workplace investigations, taking place in:

 Sydney: 23 September Melbourne: 25 September Adelaide: 30 September Brisbane: 2 October (SOLD OUT) Perth: 8 October

 
Taking an in-depth look at the unique factors influencing investigations such as the seriousness of allegations, complexities of complaints, and consequences of failing to investigate - you will gain everything you need to know 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.
 
KEY THEMES:
  1. Planning and preparing for the investigation
  2. The investigation process 
  3. Finalising the investigation and next steps 
 
This masterclass is also being held in conjunction with the HR LAW MASTERCLASS CONFERENCE.
 
Visit the website here for details!
  
This is Australia’s original & leading biannual employment law event series, featuring case reviews and legal insight on key issues shaping HR. Don’t miss hearing from 10 legal experts in a city near you, who will share current and emerging insight to keep you up to date and help you reduce your organisation’s risks.
 
Brisbane: 3 October | Sydney: 24 September | Melbourne: 26 September | Adelaide: 1 October |  Perth: 9 October
 
You can attend the conference or workshops on their own, or for better value, you can save with our special Conference + Workshop package! View our rates here

Workshop Leaders

Corlia Roos

Workplace Investigator & Practice Leader

Q Workplace Solutions (Brisbane & Perth Courses)

Dynamic and talented, Corlia Roos has over two decades’ experience as a subject matter expert in employment law, employee and industrial relations and human resource management.  
 
Throughout her impressive career, Corlia has conducted and advised on numerous workplace investigations across a range of industries. 
 
Commencing her legal career as a barrister practicing in the Labour Court of South Africa, Corlia has spent the past 15 years advising many of Australia’s top tier resources sector employers on a wide range of employment law and industrial relations issues. Corlia applies her significant and diverse senior executive level experience in workplace relations - as well as her astute business acumen – to each investigation she conducts. 

Belinda Copley

Workplace Investigator

Q Workplace Solutions (Brisbane course)

Belinda Copley is an accomplished Employment and Workplace Relations lawyer. She spent over 10 years in private practice, including as Special Counsel with an international law firm. Her practice included conducting workplace investigations and advising inhouse counsel, senior executives and HR practitioners on investigations, including the management of public relations, concurrent police investigations and whistleblower complaints 
Belinda also worked as in-house legal counsel for a leading Australian technology services and solutions company, giving her a unique understanding of the importance of conducting efficient investigations in a way that supports ongoing and sustainable working relationships. 
 
Belinda is an experienced workplace investigator and has conducted complex and large scale workplace Investigations for over 10 years for: 
  • Federal and State government bodies 
  • Secondary and higher education institutions 
  • ASX-listed companies 
  • Corporations in industries ranging from pharmaceutical, mining and construction, to media, professional services, banking and finance. 

Kerryn Tredwell

Workplace Investigator & Practice Leader

Q Workplace Solutions (Sydney & Melbourne courses)

Specialising in employment and industrial relations law, Kerryn has expertly advised on countless workplace investigations and resolved many human resource issues both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Kerryn’s experience ranges industries such as financial services, technology, manufacturing, insurance and media. An experienced litigator, Kerryn has encountered numerous workplace disputes, including sexual harassment, discrimination, unfair dismissal and breach of contract. 

Cassie Howman-Giles

Workplace Investigator

Q Workplace Solutions (Sydney & Melbourne courses)

Cassie Howman-Giles brings to the Q Workplace Solutions team vast and impressive employment and workplace relations law experience which she has gained in both Australia and the United Kingdom, working for top tier law firms including Herbert Smith Freehills and Seyfarth Shaw Australia. 
Cassie has conducted and advised on numerous workplace investigations, and mediated various disputes, during her 13-year career as an employment law specialist, including in relation to bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. 
She is experienced in defending corporate clients in employment-related litigation including unfair dismissal, adverse action and breach of contract claims. Key clients that have benefited from Cassie’s wealth of knowledge include both national and international enterprises across industries including financial services, media, telecommunications and retail. 
As a multi-skilled and experienced professional, Cassie is proficient at communicating with employees and executives at all levels of an organisation. Cassie brings to Q Workplace Solutions a sensitive but pragmatic approach to workplace investigations. 

Amelia Peters

Workplace Investigator

Q Workplace Solutions (Adelaide course)

With a career spanning in excess of a decade, Amelia Peters has amassed vast and impressive experience in Employee Relations. Her wealth of legal knowledge in this field has been applied to workplace investigations relating to allegations of social media misuse, employee fraud, sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying. 
 
As Senior Legal Counsel and Employee Relations Advisor with Suncorp, Australian Mines & Metals Association and the Commonwealth Bank, Amelia worked in specialist teams providing expert advice on an array of employment issues. 
 
Amelia has applied her notable skills and expertise across a variety of key industries including financial services, mining and resources, building and construction, telecommunications and transport.  

WHO ATTENDS

  • Heads of HR  
  • Heads of People & Culture  
  • People and Capability Managers
  • HR Advisors 
  • HR Business Partners  
  • Employment Relations managers  
  • People & Performance managers 
  • Heads of Talent Management
  • Senior operational management 
...From cross industry and Government organisations
 
 

REASONS TO ATTEND & KEY THEMES

Gain in-depth, practical insights into the unique factors influencing investigations, including:
 
Planning and preparing for the investigation
  • Procedural fairness and the statutory framework 
  • Preliminary issues to consider
The investigation process 
  • Conducting an effective investigation process 
  • Overcoming difficult issues in investigations 
  • Case law reviews
Finalising the investigation and next steps
  • Managing evidence
  • Outcomes of investigations 
  • Advisory – bring your questions

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TEAM DISCOUNTS

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Venue

The event will be held in a premium CBD hotel in each city.