Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigation Lawyers – Queensland

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This firm assists employers and employees with workplace investigations

This firm assists employers and employees with workplace investigations

Workplace Investigations

Anderson Legal helps employers and employees who need assistance from a workplace investigation lawyer.


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Workplace Investigations

Anderson Legal helps employers and employees who need assistance from a workplace investigation lawyer.

On-Demand Resources

View our growing library of articles and webinars, which are accessible no matter the time of day or night.

Free Consultation

To understand whether this firm can assist you, Anderson Legal provides a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

Employer Advice & Representation

Any business or organisation should ensure that prior to any disciplinary decision being made, appropriate investigations are made into complaints and grievances that may arise. Although investigations are often conducted internally by staff, there are circumstances where independent investigations are called for in the interests of procedural fairness. Failure to follow the law can give rise to successful claims against employers.

If you are an employer or manager dealing with a disciplinary process and need advice, Anderson Legal offers practical and efficient employment law services that are tailored to the needs of every client.

For Employers
  • Complaint Handling Processes
  • Deciding to Investigate
  • Types of Workplace Investigations
  • Steps in Workplace Investigations
  • Workplace Investigation Reports
  • Deciding Disciplinary Action

Employee Advice & Representation

For anybody facing allegations as part of a workplace investigation, there can be a number of consequences that can result. For many people, the potentially far-reaching effects of a workplace investigation can come as a shock, which underscores why early advice from an experienced lawyer can be crucial to protecting your rights and advancing your interests.

If you are facing an allegation or issue as part of a workplace investigation, Anderson Legal has the expertise and experience to guide you at every stage.

For Employees
  • Litigation: Adverse Action Claims
  • Litigation: Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Opportunity to ‘Show Cause’
  • Unfair Disciplinary Action
  • Unfair Written Warnings
  • Unfair Workplace Investigations

Specific Workplace Investigations

There are many different types of allegations that may be made in the workplace, all of which demand specific considerations to be addressed. No matter whether you are an employer or employee, if you are dealing with a workplace investigation, it is critical to ensure you understand your rights and responsibilities.

Workplace investigations are often relied upon by employers to resolve complex or contested allegations that arise within the workplace. They are frequently undertaken with respect to issues relating to workplace bullying, sexual harassment and other forms of misconduct.

Specific Allegations
  • Bullying Allegations
  • Criminal Allegations
  • Discrimination Allegations
  • Misconduct Allegations
  • Sexual Harassment Allegations
  • Underperformance Allegations

Employment Law Expertise

Employment law issues demand lawyers to possess more than just a knowledge of law and procedure. Workplace disputes and issues are generally wrapped up with considerations – reputational risks, commercial realities, and opportunity costs. An experienced employment lawyer can provide early and authoritative advice about the options available to deal with an issue and guidance with the path forward.

Anderson Legal is a Brisbane-based law firm that has the expertise and experience to provide employment law services to both employers and employees, including with respect to workplace investigations. If you need a workplace investigation lawyer, there are many reasons why Anderson Legal should be your preferred choice:

  • Andrew Anderson, Legal Director, is an experienced lawyer who has been independently described by the Courier Mail as “one of the best legal minds” and a “leading corporate and white-collar crime lawyer” (16 December 2021).
  • Having successfully represented litigants in the High Court of Australia, Royal Commissions, Fair Work Commission and multiple other courts dealing with trials and other hearings, Andrew Anderson has a demonstrated record of success in complex and difficult cases.
  • Prior to operating a law firm, Andrew Anderson worked as a Principal Crown Prosecutor in Queensland and barrister in private practice at 8 Petrie Terrace Chambers in Brisbane. His depth of courtroom advocacy experience ranges from straightforward employment law claims right through to complex homicide trials and appeals.
  • Anderson Legal is a law firm that is dedicated to the best ideals of the legal profession. Seeking to exceed client expectations and fighting for justice is an everyday pursuit.

The potential impact of a workplace investigation on reputations, relationships, and livelihoods makes it critical to have an employment lawyer who is equal to the task. If you need a workplace investigation lawyer to provide you or your business advice or representation, contact this firm.

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Responding to Unfair Written Warnings at WorkIn Australia, employers may issue a written warning to ensure procedural fairness. The failure to give employees a chance to fix underperformance or some misconduct can see successful unfair dismissal claims made against employers. An unfair written warning may afford no protection against an unfair dismissal claim.Viewdisciplinary-processes employment-lawwritten-warnings
Responding to a Workplace Investigation into Bullying ComplaintsFacing a workplace investigation into a workplace bullying complaint can leave people feeling stressed, uncertain and isolated. Getting informed about how you may respond to a workplace bullying complaint, as well as your rights, responsibilities and options is essential for anybody facing an issue of this kind.Viewemployment-lawworkplace-bullying workplace-investigations
Responding to a Show Cause LetterA show cause letter is meant to provide an employee with an opportunity to explain (show cause) why they should not face disciplinary action within the workplace. The failure to give employees a chance to 'show cause' why the disciplinary action is unjustified can see decisions overturned or compensation awarded.Viewdisciplinary-processes employment-lawshow-cause-letters
Responding to a Workplace Investigation into Sexual HarassmentSexual harassment complaints often result in formal workplace investigations. Generally, Australian laws define sexual harassment as involving (1) unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature; (2) the conduct leaves the person feeling offended, humiliated or intimidated; and, (3) the reaction of the person is reasonable in the circumstances.Viewemployment-lawsexual-harassment workplace-investigations
Responding to False Bullying Allegations at WorkMany people who face bullying complaints at work are managers in one form or another. However described, executives, managers, or small business owners all have as part of their role the task of managing the conduct and performance of others. It is not uncommon for performance management issues to lead to allegations of bullying.Viewemployment-law workplace-bullyingfalse-allegations
Responding to False Sexual Harassment Allegations at WorkAnybody who believes they are subject to false or wrongful sexual harassment allegations should get urgent legal advice due to the potential consequences of such claims. Employers may be vicariously liable for sexual harassment that occurs in a workplace unless they have taken "all reasonable steps" to prevent it.Viewemployment-law sexual-harassmentfalse-allegations

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Can We Help?

It costs nothing but time to see if we are the right firm for your case. Contact us to see if this firm can assist you.

This firm offers a ‘free consultation’. The reason is simple – it shouldn’t cost anything for a person to pick up the phone and understand if a particular law firm can help them or not. Anderson Legal takes the time necessary to understand the issues and to determine if we are in a real position to provide the standard of advice and representation you are entitled to expect.

Our Clients

Our clients make our practice. They are the ones we worry about each day, and to whom we owe a great obligation.

Our clients often have sought out Anderson Legal because they have been told something about expertise and experience. They put their faith and trust in the work of this firm. Professional reputation follows reality and not the other way around. Andrew Anderson, Legal Director, offers our clients a proven track record of success in complex and difficult cases across all court levels, including multiple appeals before the High Court of Australia.

Cost Comparisons

Comparing lawyers is not just a question of price, but value. Backed by the experience of successful courtroom advocacy across Australia, this firm offers significant value to its clients beyond price.
It is notoriously difficult to compare lawyers. Past courtroom experience and outcomes achieved do provide some basis for comparison. Andrew Anderson has an enviable record of success in contested hearings, trials and appeals.

This firm is committed to providing premium legal services at competitive rates but the price is only one measure of value. When you face a legal issue, particularly a complex one, there are other issues to consider.

As a lawyer who has achieved significant outcomes in a variety of contexts – as a Principal Crown Prosecutor, as a barrister, and as a law firm principal – Andrew Anderson brings a different level of experience to his advice and representation as compared to most solicitors. While he routinely works with leading Queens Counsel and other specialist barristers in complex cases, his significant experience in litigating and resolving disputes in cases throughout Australia means his clients have genuine expertise available from the start.

This firm may use several fee options, either exclusively or at various stages. The purpose is to make legal fees predictable, understandable, and transparent. Options include ‘fixed fee’ agreements, ‘capped’ legal costs, and agreements where the costs are calculated on a ‘pay as you go’ basis.

Entering into costs agreements that are understandable, and transparent allows this firm to remain focused on the outcomes our clients seek.

Our Referrals

If, unfortunately, we cannot provide you with advice or representation, we will probably know who can.

The areas of law this practice handles are deliberately narrow and deep. Our deep focus on select areas of law allows this firm to handle some of the most complex and challenging cases that come before the courts.

It is not uncommon for this firm to receive enquiries we know will be better handled by others. In the interests of maintaining the highest standards, there are also occasions when cases we would otherwise welcome are declined to focus on existing clients’ needs. In such instances, we will try to identify who may be in a position to assist you.