The Australian Human Rights Commission and the state discrimination bodies can investigate claims of harassment and unlawful discrimination that arise in connection with the workplace. These claims are especially damaging to the company brand and are legally complex. The AHRC requires the parties to attempt to conciliate the dispute before the complainant can pursue the matter in the Federal Courts. Successful conciliation requires expertise in the law and people management. PCS can advise on the legal technicalities in discrimination claims, provide strategic advice, and attend the conciliation to negotiate amicable agreements and prevent further legal action to minimise the impact on an organisation’s image.
Posted in Investigations & Dispute Resolutions.