Workplace investigations can be challenging, particularly emotionally, for all participants, whether they are the complainants, respondents, witnesses, colleagues, an HR department or the investigator. This conference will explore best practice in investigations with a focus on how to achieve outcomes that minimize the negative impacts. The conference will conclude with a facilitated workshop to develop standards for Australian workplace investigations including the suitable supports for participants.
Mr Graeme Colgan, Former Chief Judge of the Employment Court, New Zealand
Graeme Colgan retired as Chief Judge of New Zealand’s
Employment Court in 2017 after 28 years on the
bench. He has returned to practice as a barrister
specialising in employment law. Graeme is closely
involved in the expanding field of independent workplace
investigations to which he brings not only his experience of
first instance and appellate litigation, but an acute
appreciation of judicial expectations of employment
investigations and reports.
Commissioner Peter Hampton, Fair Work Commission Adelaide, Australia
About Commissioner Hampton:
Peter Hampton is a Commissioner in the Fair Work Commission based in Adelaide,
having been appointed in January 2010. In that capacity he is also a Member of the
Annual Wage Review Bench.
Immediately prior to that appointment, Peter was Director of Policy and Strategy for
SafeWork SA, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Prior to joining SafeWork SA in 2006, he was for 12 years a Deputy President of the
South Australian Industrial Relations Commission and in a dual capacity for ten of those
years as a Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.