Deloitte Australia has disclosed stats on workplace misconduct and revealed how many people got punted as a result of internal investigations reports Australian Financial Review:
Deloitte has investigated 145 misconduct allegations over the past year and found more than half, or 80, were substantiated, leading to 20 employees being “exited” from the consulting firm.
The people involved in the other 60 substantiated cases either received an unspecified “reprimand”, were sent to counselling or were made to take additional training, according to the firm’s latest annual report.
Though sexual harassment made up a small number of overall misconduct claims, nearly all of these complaints were substantiated:
Fourteen of the allegations made by Deloitte staff involved sexual harassment by employees at the firm, with investigators finding 12 of these cases were substantiated. Six people were “exited” and the other six were “reprimanded”.
The firm investigated another six allegations of sexual harassment involving non-Deloitte staff, but did not specify the outcome.
“Allegations of sexual harassment are handled by our most experienced investigators … generally, the allegations related to inappropriate communications either verbal or written. There were no sexual assaults reported,” the firm reported.
146 misconduct complaints and 12,750 employees gives a rate of roughly 1.2 complaints per 100 staff.
Deloitte ‘exits’ 20 employees over misconduct, bullying, harassment claims [AFR]