Dealing with difficult and complex complaints
Complaints can become complex for many reasons, including a small percentage of complainants behave in ways that are counterproductive to their own interests.
Chris was NSW Deputy Ombudsman and has extensive experience in conducting hearings, formal workplace investigations as well as developing guidelines for complaint handling, whistleblowing and ethical conduct. Gabrielle is a NSW Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Relations and Director in the Employment Law and Investigations Group at BAL Lawyers.
It was a fascinating conversation in which we discussed
The most common causes of complex complaints
Strategies to ensure complaints don’t escalate
Legally speaking, what is procedural fairness and how does it apply in workplace investigations?
How mental health and personality disorders can impact complaint handling
The ins and outs of privacy, secrecy, confidentiality and reasonable disclosure, for complainants, whistle-blowers and complaint handlers, and
Ways to avoid criminal charges and litigation when addressing workplace complaints
This link has more information on the Dunning-Kruger effect Chris mentions.