Workplace Investigations


All our investigators are licenced to conduct workplace investigations. 


Expert industrial knowledge and a best practice process built over 24 years and more than 1000 investigations into workplace bullying, misconduct, sexual and racial harassment.


We provide trusted investigative services and advice across industries and from operational to executive and board levels in the public and private sectors.

Are your investigators licensed?

Achieve regulatory compliance with real industrial experience

In South Australia only persons authorised under the Security and Investigation Industry Act 1995 (SA) are permitted to conduct investigations on a fee or reward basis.

EMA Consulting in uniquely placed in this space. We are licensed to conduct workplace investigations and have the required industrial relations expertise to ensure that the investigation is fit for purpose

We are.

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Who we help

Delivering independence you can trust

Our investigators are experienced in conducting investigations from operational to executive and board levels of an organisation, on matters such as bullying and harassment, sexual and racial harassment, and misconduct investigations.

We conduct investigations for employers of any size and across all industries, including aged care, health and welfare services, aviation, retail, tourism, building and construction, private hospitals, banking and finance, hospitality, manufacturing, fast food, oil and gas, higher education, not-for-profits, local and State government.

How we do it

Best practice process with real world experience

Our processes have been built by us over 24 years of conducting workplace investigations.

We take the time to understand the purpose of the investigation and how the information may be used in the future and what gets communicated to the witnesses and other investigation participants. We have template content readily available so that our clients feel empowered to lead the process knowing that their obligations are complied with, freeing them to focus on managing the wellbeing of those involved.

We obtain and assess witness evidence that can be relied on in workplace investigations and challenged within the tribunals and courts. We make findings based on the rules and body of case law around issues such as a valid reason, balance of probabilities and what is reasonable in a workplace setting.

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Legal Privilege

Understand potential risks at the start to make decisions later without regret

Where a complaint concerns a particularly sensitive issue or presents a significant risk to the organisation, it may be recommended that legal professional privilege is established over an investigation report or recommendations. Where the dominant purpose of an investigation is to provide legal advice, it may be possible to establish privilege over such confidential communications.

Privilege may be established over an investigation where EMA Consulting is appointed by your internal legal counsel or an external legal provider. We can work with law firms to establish and maintain privilege where appropriate, or provide our clients with guidance to do so.


Build capability and enable your leaders to lead

EMA Consulting partners with The Accountable Leader to provide subject matter expert advice on workplace investigations conducted by clients internally through MyEms. see here for more info

The EMA Consulting investigation process has been embedded in MyEMS which is used by approximately 6500 leaders across Australia to investigate and manage workplace behaviour and performance matters.



Having conducted over a thousand external workplace investigations in both the public and private sector across Australia since 1997, EMA Consulting can step in where employers do not have the internal capacity or skill to afford an investigation the time and attention it requires.


As a result we have built significant expertise in the dealing with complex matters that require independence.