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December 18, 2017

What do I tell the complainant after a misconduct investigation?

How much information do I need to give to the complainant – the person who lodged the complaint – about the outcome of a misconduct investigation?

In the private sector, there are no rules about this. However, we suggest the complainant is:

  • told the investigation has concluded;
  • given a summary of the findings;
  • informed of any actions that directly impact on them; and
  • told to report any victimisation that occurs due to them making a complaint.

We do not recommend telling the complainant any disciplinary action that is taken against the alleged perpetrator due to confidentiality reasons.

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