Emilie Maddox

  • Emilie Maddox


Misconduct allegations, workplace investigation & HR – dos, don’ts, lessons from case law, and much more

This 2-hour workshop introduces a step-by-step process to provide structure and achieve procedural fairness, while managing the legal risks inherent in any investigation process, including:

What is a workplace investigation?

  • Steps for an effective investigation
  • Navigating tricky issues
  • Potential legal issues impacting on investigations
  • Example case study

How to conduct an investigation using our 7-step model:

  • Understand the issue;
  • Plan;
  • Obtain evidence;
  • Review evidence;
  • Evaluate evidence and make findings;
  • Write an investigation report; and
  • Determine outcomes

We will also consider the tricky legal issues that come up in workplace investigations including:

  • Confidentiality
  • Support people
  • Uncooperative witnesses
  • Contractors
  • Remote investigations

About Emilie

​Emilie advises on all aspects of industrial relations, employment, discrimination law and occupational health and safety including contractual arrangements, superannuation, industrial instruments, employment policies, industrial action, termination of employment including unfair dismissal, adverse action and discrimination.

Emilie also advises in relation to restructuring and redundancies, application of instruments and transmission of business. She assists clients across a broad range of industries.

Emilie regularly advises on individual employment issues including in relation to executives including in the context of corporate restructuring. Emilie also advises in relation to global mobility and related issues. Emilie regularly presents client training regarding sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination law, executive employment contracts and workplace investigations.

Emilie has experience in training clients including on topics such as effective workplace investigations, managing ill and injured workers and appropriate workplace behaviours.

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