Matters to be dealt with by various Commissions, Tribunals and Courts support the demand for quality investigative skills to be applied to an ever-increasing range of functions in the workplace.
These include external matters such as performed by regulatory or compliance bodies where prosecutions can result. The skills can be applied internally to conducting various investigations such as preliminary investigations for disciplinary matters.
Investigations in the workplace must observe the principles of natural justice and demonstrate fairness irrespective of the seriousness of the issue involved. Therefore the style and approach of an investigation will be subject to scrutiny. Any deficiency may well lead to exclusion of evidence.