Workplace Investigations

Elizabeth Devine has more than 20 years experience in workplace investigations.  This includes experience in bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination and bribery claims.  These investigation services have been provided to the private sector, the public sector and the not for profit sector.

In advising on and conducting workplace investigations, Elizabeth makes use of skills and expertise in interviewing, analysis and employment law.  She combines high level technical and communication skills to maximise the effectiveness of the investigation.  In conducting investigations, Elizabeth is mindful of the need for procedural fairness and careful management of confidential and other sensitive information.

In recognition of her expertise, Elizabeth has presented conference papers, seminar papers and Master Classes on workplace investigations both in Australia and internationally.  In 2017 and 2018 Elizabeth was the inaugural convenor of the Sydney Circle of the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (‘AAWI’). From 2017 to 2020 Elizabeth was a member of the National Advisory Committee of AAWI.  In 2019 Elizabeth was the Co-Convenor of AAWI and also Chair of the Conference sub-committee which organised AAWI’s ANZ conference Workplace Investigations: Risky Business? which was held in Sydney in October 2019, playing a central role in designing the conference program and running the event.

In addition to conducting workplace investigations, Elizabeth also provides the following related services:

  • coaching in how to conduct workplace investigations

  • review of workplace investigations

  • seminars and Master Classes on how to conduct a workplace investigation

  • development of enterprise-specific Issue Resolution Policies and Procedures and Investigation Guidelines.

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