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Employer’s right to deny access to workplace investigation documents

A recent decision made by the Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has found that a government agency had the right to deny an employee access to workplace investigation documents.

Is that sneaky recording made by your employee admissible?

Consider this scenario: you have disciplined an employee regarding misconduct and ultimately a decision is made to terminate the employee’s employment. At the hearing of the employee’s unfair dismissal claim the employee seeks to tender a recording of the disciplinary meeting taken without your knowledge or consent. You are pretty sure you did everything by the book but do you really want the full recording played? You can avoid this scenario from arising by following a few simple tips.
  • 15 Mar 2017

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