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Employment - investigations in the #metoo era

Employment - investigations in the #metoo era
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In the workplace, when an allegation of misconduct is made (including harassment, bullying or theft) the employer, before any disciplinary action is taken, needs to consider an investigation. It’s a balancing act though - the need to advise the employee of a concern and unnecessarily causing them stress versus the need to get as many facts together as possible from all concerned.

Independent investigations in the workplace have taken on a new importance in the global #metoo era, with a sudden increase in the number and complexity of bullying and harassment allegations. Following on from a session at the NZLS CLE Employment Law Conference in October 2018, this webinar will offer both practical and technical tips and provide advice aimed at assisting you whether supporting an employer investigating a complaint or advising a complainant or a respondent.

Topics covered will include:

  • When should you have an investigation?
  • The pros and cons of an independent, or an in-house, investigation
  • What does an investigation involve?

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will:

  • Be more familiar with the workplace investigation process.
  • Understand the pros and cons of the different types of investigations.
  • Be able to advise your clients confidently.

Who should attend

All lawyers who advise clients on employment issues, and those who are employers.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge
For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Emma Butcher, LangtonHudsonButcher Lawyers, Auckland
  • Andrew Scott-Howman, Barrister, Wellington

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Tuesday 19 March 2019

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 20 March
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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