In June 2020, the decision handed down on Re D, E & C Limited  NZPSLA 007 significantly changed the way and who can conduct workplace investigations. From this decision, a key change has been applied. The Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) decision highlighted the requirement for workplace investigators to hold a private investigator licence in accordance with the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010.
The PSPLA noted workplace investigations are “a relatively recent feature…. parliament clearly intended the definition of private investigator to cover all people in the business of carrying out investigations into a person’s character, actions or behaviour. This is an integral part of an employment investigators work.”
External HR consultants or Health and Safety workplace investigators who do not hold the requisite licence and are not practising lawyers, will not be able to conduct workplace investigations and may be found to be in breach of the Act.
SBS and its workplace investigators hold all the requisite licenses.
WHAT WE DO...
We can manage a variety of workplace investigations including:
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