Managing the Intersection Between Public Interest Disclosure Management and Employee Management

Date: Brisbane: 12 September 2017 Time:

8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm

$653 per person
$588 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$556 per person if in a group of three or more

Brisbane: Level 28, Riparian Plaza,
71 Eagle Street

Further information: Phone 1800 882 110 

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The intersection of whistleblower protection and ongoing employee management raises a serious challenge for organisations. The public interest disclosure (PID) regime and the referral powers to the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) often do not sit comfortably with an employer’s ongoing obligations to appropriately manage workplace grievances, disputes and investigations and otherwise address the consequential impact arising from PID and CCC complaints.

How does an organisation better align the management of PID/ CCC complaints and employee matters and when (and how) is it appropriate to continue to manage and potentially discipline employees at the centre of a PID/CCC complaint? Being able to answer these questions and continue the employment management process is crucial.

Who should attend?

  • Senior managers / chief executives
  • Legal counsel
  • Human resources management.

What we’ll cover 

  • Key legal issues and concepts under the CCC Act and PID Act
  • How to manage employees who raise a PID/CCC complaint
  • The necessary legislative steps to provide whistleblower protection
  • An employer’s ability to continue with workplace investigations, management of grievances and disputes
  • When and how is disciplinary action appropriate, including distinguishing the conduct concerned from the PID/CCC complaint
  • Right to Information applications and how to manage them.

What you’ll learn

  • How to navigate this very sensitive area
  • How to provide “business as usual” continuity for service delivery as you continue to progress employee / PID management
  • The legal risks and what steps you should take to manage and minimise them.

What our clients say

“Good presentation. Real world application.”

“The information from this session will allow me to think from the tail end perspective, for example what I am writing should take into consideration that it may be read in a Commission report.”

“Your examples and explanations are very relevant to our business. It will assist as we go through a restructure.”

"Good quality practical training."

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.