Managing whistleblower anonymous complaints

Managing whistleblower anonymous complaints

Managing whistleblower anonymous complaints can be very difficult when is comes to investigating matter that may result in the dismissal of an employee.

Whistleblower anonymous complaints can be related to behavioural issues such as:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination

We refer to this as misconduct against a person.

Whistleblower anonymous complaints can also be related to other forms of misconduct such as;

  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Corruption

We refer to this as misconduct against the organisation

Taking action including conducting an investigation into misconduct against the organisation tends to be more straight forward as it involves review of records, documents, emails, CCTV footage and other evidence that may not require any further direct evidence from the whistleblower and anonymous complainant.

Investigating misconduct against a person is more difficult as an anonymous complaint will create difficulties in affording a person subject of the complaint procedural fairness.

The AWPTI Managing whistleblower anonymous complaints short course is designed to provide you with advice and strategies if you are managing whistleblower anonymous complaints of misconduct against a person or misconduct against the organisation.

This is now part of our ‘Live by Request’ series. It is 90 minutes (depending on the level of participant interaction, questions etc) in length and can be delivered in person or remotely via Zoom or MS Teams anywhere in Australia or internationally.

The session also includes discussion around actual whistleblower anonymous complaints and investigation cases. This course is designed for employers who want to ensure that their employees responsible for managing whistleblower anonymous complaints to understand what can be done and the best way to handle whistleblower anonymous complaints