IOOF response to media coverage on unfair dismissal claim

IOOF response to media coverage in relation to unfair dismissal claim

An article published in today’s media (Friday, 15 January 2021), makes assertions concerning an unfair dismissal claim currently before the Federal Court involving a former employee of IOOF.

IOOF takes all employee complaints seriously as part of our commitment to providing a safe and secure work environment for our people. There are a comprehensive set of procedures in place for handling any employee complaints.

Once the allegations in question were raised, which was after the complainant's departure, IOOF immediately commenced its formal grievance handling processes.

IOOF is confident that it has acted appropriately at all times and will defend the unfair dismissal claim in Court. IOOF respects and continues to support the legal process.

At IOOF, we care for all employees, current and former, and are committed to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. We expect people to treat each other with respect and dignity and aim to foster a positive and productive working environment. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination.

Our Code of Conduct makes it clear that employees should behave ethically and professionally towards one another at all times and that any form of harassment or discrimination will not be tolerated.

There is nothing we take more seriously than ensuring our culture at IOOF is safe and supportive for everyone. We are committed to having a workplace that embraces diversity, where we appreciate each other and where each of us can bring our best self to work – this is the very foundation of our culture at IOOF.