professional standards through the following fundamental values:
High professional standardsAs workplace investigators, we are committed to ensuring that our investigations are built upon our legal and workplace expertise, skills and experience, leading to high quality investigation reports. We also recognise the need for rigour, precision, efficiency and confidence in providing this professional service, as well as being able to meet the ethical challenges that the role might entail.
ImpartialityIn the conduct of workplace investigations we will remain objective, avoid conflicts of interest, and will assess the credibility of witnesses and evaluate their evidence without bias. Our commitment to impartiality will also be reflected in our report findings and conclusions.
FairnessWe recognise that fairness is a fundamental value in our investigation work. It means that throughout the conduct of an investigation we place a high priority on treating all investigation participants fairly, reasonably and consistently, no matter their circumstances or who they are. We also recognise the need to have an expert level of knowledge of the legal requirements of procedural fairness and to keep up to date with any important case developments in the area.
In the context of workplace investigations, integrity means to be honest and incorruptible. Integrity requires us to be honest in our dealings with all investigation participants and stakeholders even when there is extreme pressure not to be entirely truthful. Incorruptibility means that we will not allow dishonesty to compromise the investigation process or our findings. Given that our role is to make expert findings about the conduct of others, integrity is crucial.