Facing allegations of misconduct?

If you are facing allegations of poor performance or misconduct in your role, it can be tempting to respond defensively, denying the allegations and apportioning responsibility to others. However, it usually important to acknowledge any fault on your part and identify any part of the relevant circumstances where you could have done better or where others may have perceived the situation differently to you. 

If you are facing professional disciplinary action by the regulatory body which oversees your professional registration, such as AHPRA or the Teacher’s Registration Board, the considerations in responding to the matter are often similar, albeit the stakes are much higher.  

In all cases, it is important to make sure that you are provided with particulars of the allegations against you and adequate time to respond. Usually, a comprehensive written response is best. 

SMB Workplace & Employment Law will use its experience and expertise to help you put forward a comprehensive response to any allegations you face, minimising the possibility of an adverse outcome and maximising your chances of keeping your job.   


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