Unlike other workplace investigators, S Billing & Associates is an incorporated legal practice that can conduct an investigation for the dominant purpose of providing legal advice or in anticipation of legal proceedings.
Why is this useful?
Your organisation can claim legal professional privilege over the investigation report and protect it from disclosure to the respondent or employee (union or regulator).
This allows a confidential assessment of a complaint to determine if there is a prima facie case to investigate.
A properly conducted investigation may:
- deter a respondent from taking legal action where there are adverse findings of fact; or
- enhance your organisation’s ability to defend any findings of fact in legal proceedings.