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Investigations in the Workplace - Wellington

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

Earlybird tickets are available until Wednesday 13 April. All pricing includes GST.

Earlybird Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $920.00
  • Non-member = $1265.00

Standard Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $1,035.00
  • Non-member = $1,495.00

All employers are expected to undertake fair and robust employment investigations. The requirements are onerous, the process complex, and the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court are thorough in scrutinising the employer’s process. For an average employer, getting it right can be difficult.

This course will cover the following:

Initial Steps

  • Types of investigations
  • Assessing the complaint
  • Identity of investigator
  • Setting the Terms of Reference
  • Advising the employee of the allegations


  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Interviewing the Respondent
  • Investigation Output
  • Disciplinary Process

Issues and Complexities

  • Common Pitfalls
  • Sexual Harassment Complaints
  • Privacy issues
  • Anonymous complainants
  • Criminal charges

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Registrations close 08:30am Wednesday 4 May.

About the Presenter - Blair Scotland

Blair has over 20 years' experience advising both public and private sector clients on employment matters. He has worked in-house and externally and his clients appreciate his legal know-how combined with his pragmatism that only someone who has worked as an in-house employment relations specialist can provide.

About Dundas Street

Dundas Street has a team of 8 specialist employment lawyers, providing the full range of advice from performance management and disciplinary matters to complex contract and industrial disputes. Their point of difference is that they have worked at the coal face and understand the practical issues facing employers and apply that to provide solution focused advice. They have a strong client base both in Wellington and Nationally, acting primarily for Corporate and Government employers.

Attending HRNZ Courses under the COVID-19 Protection Framework

HRNZ continues to follow public health guidelines and our priority is the health and safety of all attendees.

Masks must be worn when moving around shared spaces.

Do not enter our venues if you are unwell.

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Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.