As many people are working from home or have flexible work arrangements post COVID19, employers are reminded that they are entitled to carry out independent investigations.  In some circumstances such as receipt of formal complaints raising health and safety issues, alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act, or disclosures made under the Protected Disclosures Act the law obliges employers to investigate.

Independent investigation processes should be carried out with sensitivity bearing in mind the pressures that many people have been facing recently. Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law is available to provide advice on initiating and conducting investigations, either in person or remotely.

If you need any assistance please email Johanna Drayton at johanna@ddelaw.co.nz (027 255 5716) or email Steph Dyhrberg at steph@ddelaw.co.nz (027 280 3444).