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Workplace Investigations - LAWS6305

Lawyers and HR/IR practitioners are increasingly required to deal with complaints of sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination, and address suspected misconduct such as Code of Conduct breaches, fraud/theft, and safety and other breaches. In order to take, and if necessary defend, disciplinary and other action, a proper factual and legal foundation must be established, through a workplace investigation. We also specifically consider how concepts of 'procedural fairness' and 'natural justice' impact a workplace investigation. The unit explores the various stages of a workplace investigation, including: (1) establishing the scope of the investigation and particularizing the alleged complaint or misconduct; (2) conducting interviews and gathering other information; (3) managing participants, including stand down/suspension; (4) evaluating information and making findings applying the relevant standard of proof and legal test(s); and (5) implementing investigation findings.

Classes
Intro Class: Oct 1 (6-8) then Oct 11, 12 and 25, 26 (9-5)

Assessment
class participation (15%), class presentation (15%) and assignment (70%)

Additional information
This unit has a restricted class size.Priority will be given to students who are currently enrolled in a Sydney Law School full award course. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html.

Assumed knowledge
LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071 Labour Law (MLLR students)

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive November

21 Oct 2019

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 15 Nov 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ms Kate Petersen
HECS Band: 3
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