From time to time employers may conduct a workplace investigation into conduct in the workplace. Workplace investigations can arise when:
- There are allegations of sexual harassment;
- There are allegations of sexual or racial discrimination, or other forms of discrimination;
- There are allegations of bullying; and/or
- There are allegations of misconduct.
It is important that all participants in workplace investigations – employers, as well as employees who have made allegations, or against whom allegations have been made, are aware of their rights, responsibilities and potential exposure.