Workplace Investigations Specialist in Australia and New Zealand

About Synergy Workplace Investigations

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

Swearing in the Workplace

Swearing in the Workplace - Acceptable or Not? Those of us who’ve been in the workforce for 20 years or more will remember a time when it was quite acceptable for the boss to let loose with a tirade of expletives if he was displeased with someone. I say ‘he’ because there [...]

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 [...]

External Workplace Investigations Specialist – Why Engage One?

Why engage an independent and impartial workplace investigations specialist to investigate code of conduct complaints such as workplace 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 [...]

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 violates [...]

How to Build Your Whistleblower Program

If you haven’t already, now is a great time to start working on your whistleblower policy and procedures in line with new laws coming into force from August. Read on to find out how to put your program together. Under changes to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018, public companies and large [...]

By |2019-03-04T13:34:09+10:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank You 2018

This year (2018) has seen some exciting milestone reached for Synergy Workplace Investigation. Here's what we did: WELCOMING MORE TEAM MEMBERS We welcomed five new team members; three investigators with a wealth of knowledge and experience, a new company CFO/CTO who is keeping us on track with finance and up to [...]

By |2018-12-01T11:49:07+10:00December 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mental Health First Aid Course

The course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to determine whether a person may be suffering from a mental illness and how to provide initial non-judgemental advice and support and to respond appropriately in situations where a person might be experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:58+10:00September 3rd, 2018|Training|0 Comments

Workplace Mediation

As part of our holistic approach to managing workplace disputes, Synergy Workplace Investigations offers a specialist mediation service to help you resolve residual post investigation issues and assist the parties to adjust to changes that may come about as a result of report recommendations. Our expert industrial mediation practitioners have decades of experience and [...]

By |2018-09-05T19:58:16+10:00September 3rd, 2018|Mediation|0 Comments

How to Start a Workplace Investigation

Starting a workplace investigation is easy. Here's how the investigation process goes once you've made the decision to engage an independent workplace investigator. Step 1 Document and File Setup Send a letter of appointment outlining the matter to be investigated and detailing the Terms of Reference for the investigation. This tells the [...]

Serious Misconduct Investigations

Our experienced team can look at the case and help you make a determination as to whether there is sufficient evidence to support termination of the worker’s employment for Serious Misconduct. We can further advise you on correct procedures for dismissal to ensure your decisions cannot be challenged down the track. The Fair Work [...]

By |2018-09-05T19:28:02+10:00September 3rd, 2018|Serious Misconduct|0 Comments