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What is Evidence in Chief?

What is Evidence in Chief? There are many reasons why there could be a workplace investigation: sexual harassment, misconduct, bullying, theft and fraud. Whenever there is an investigation, the alleged offender must be afforded balanced and fair proceedings to provide them with every opportunity to […]
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What can you do if you are experiencing sexual harassment at work?

What can you do if you are experiencing sexual harassment at work? Any unwelcome sexual advances or behaviour in the workplace is completely unacceptable, but many people don’t know what to do when they become a victim. These advances can be extremely intimidating and cause […]
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What is evidence exactly?

What is evidence exactly? The definition provided in the Australian Workplace Training and Investigation Evidence Manual states “Evidence is information that is relevant to proving or disproving a disputed fact in issue in legal proceedings”. Any workplace investigation will gather evidence so that a decision […]
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What are the general rules of procedural fairness?

What are the general rules of procedural fairness? Every business has at least one decision-maker. They are the ones who are responsible for all decisions made around employees, which can have favourable results and not-so-favourable results. These can be centred around promotions, placing workers in […]
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How an interview should be conducted when addressing a complaint

How an interview should be conducted when addressing a complaint When an allegation or complaint is made against an employee, it is a very prescriptive process that needs to be followed when following up on this complaint. This includes the formal process where management sits […]
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Busting the myths of sexual harassment

Busting the myths of sexual harassment Sexual harassment can happen in a variety of different ways. It can be verbal or physical, but it can also be written or online. It is offensive, often humiliating and sometimes intimidating – and it is never permissible in […]
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What is the process of creating, storing and maintaining evidence?

  What is the process of creating, storing and maintaining evidence? The simple definition of evidence is something that furnishes proof and it is essential for any court case whether it is a criminal, civil or family court matter. There are four different kinds of […]
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The process of giving evidence in court

The process of giving evidence in court Once evidence has been assembled, there are processes around how this evidence is given in court. Whether it is a criminal case in a court of law, a civil case, or a Fair Work Commission Tribunal hearing, every […]
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