Jennifer Veiga
Special Counsel and Director, National Workplace Investigations Team, Brisbane
As a senior member of MinterEllison’s Workplace team in Queensland, I have considerable experience in advising on and undertaking workplace investigations. As a skilled investigator, my success is measured by the high number of repeat instructions from prominent clients.

I have directly investigated or supervised investigations before the Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland, allegations involving senior executives and a range of other complex issues including workplace misconduct, discrimination, bullying and harassment and work safety incidents. In all investigations I strive to provide a timely comprehensive and legally defensible report.

As an experienced employment lawyer, I advise on a wide range of issues including termination of employment, contract drafting, redundancy and employee entitlements. My advice aims to be technically excellent but also practical and timely, with a clear focus on the client's business objectives.

Career highlights

  • Served as a Colorado State Senator and a Colorado State Representative in the US before moving to Australia, and held the position of Minority Leader for the Colorado House of Representatives
  • Acted as an independent investigator for several large government owned corporations before the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) Queensland, including in one matter when the CCC made the following comment in relation to the investigator: 'We note the complex nature of the matter and wish to commend the comprehensiveness of the investigation conducted by Jennifer Veiga of MinterEllison.'
  • Regularly called upon by clients to conduct complex sensitive and high-level investigations including with allegations of seniors misconduct against senior or executive level employees, complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination, allegations of bullying and probity and procurement.
  • Routinely engaged to assist clients in work, health and safety investigations. These investigations often involve an analysis to determine the root cause of the incident and corrective actions and are used by client in interactions with Regulators.