Independent Workplace Investigations Specialist in New Zealand and Australia

About Synergy Workplace Investigations

Synergy Workplace Investigations are expert specialist in conducting workplace investigations in New Zealand. We investigate matters such as bullying and harassment, serious misconduct but also offer training and mediation services.

Code of Conduct Policies

Being stood down or dismissed from a working role can be a heartbreaking and potentially life impacting change, so when your working life is uprooted because of seemingly innocuous acts like talking on the phone during work hours, it can seem to be obvious grounds for an unfair dismissal case unless these decisions are [...]

Workplace Investigations

Why engage an independent and impartial workplace investigations specialist to investigate code of conduct complaints such as bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination and serious misconduct? Investigating workplace misconduct complaints such as bullying and sexual harassment, as well as general disputes between employees or acts of serious misconduct, can sometimes be a complex and time-consuming task. [...]

Constructive Dismissal – What is it? And how does it become relevant in relation to handling workplace complaints?

One of your employees has just resigned and now they’re accusing you of unfair dismissal! Why? When your employee resigns, beware. There may be reasons behind their resignation that you are not aware of and a claim for ‘constructive dismissal’ may be on the horizon. Generally, constructive dismissal occurs when the employer ignores or [...]

Internal Investigation Support

An external investigations consultant can be an asset to internally managed workplace investigations As a manager, business owner or HR professional, you may find yourself investigating a wide range of internal issues such as customer complaints, employee discrimination, workplace bullying and harassment, workplace injuries, unfair management decisions or inefficient business practices. All [...]

Sexual Harassment Investigations

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a significant issue.  In May 2018, the the New Zealand Law Society published alarming statistics from its Workplace Environment Survey, revealing 1 in 3 female lawyers reported having been sexually harassed at some point in their working life. The survey of 13,662 lawyers, both male and female, revealed [...]

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Start An Investigation

Once you have received an allegation or a formal letter of complaint from an employee, the question is then what do i do next? Heres where we help you every step of the way. STEP ONE - INITIAL BRIEFING The process begins with a phone call to our friendly, expert team who [...]

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Post Investigation Support

While the reporting of workplace harassment and bullying and the subsequent workplace investigation are critical steps toward setting things right, the process and outcomes of a workplace investigation can be upsetting for some workers and disruptive to relationships in the workplace. While actions and recommendations arising from an investigation may serve to root out [...]

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Serious Misconduct Investigations

When misconduct has occurred in the workplace, it is important that a thorough workplace investigation is conducted, as soon as possible, in accordance with the rules of procedural fairness and natural justice. It is important also, to ensure that incidences of misconduct are not mistaken for serious misconduct. The following examples given by Employment [...]

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Investigations for Legal Professionals

Synergy Workplace Investigations counts several major Australian law firms, among its regular clients. These firms call upon our investigative expertise in situations where a corporate client may have a complex misconduct matter at hand and a formal workplace investigation is required in order for the facts of the matter to be established, thereby allowing [...]

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Internal Investigation Review

Conducting an internal investigation can be fraught with problems down the track, if carried out incorrectly. We can provide ongoing advice and information as you progress through the investigation. We can also review completed investigations to ensure that the rules of procedural fairness have been followed and the findings are sound and valid before [...]

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