We can provide impartial fact-finding services to organisations that want to investigate significant Employee wrongdoing, misconduct, or ethical lapses in their workplace.
For Employees and Individuals
If you are facing an allegation of misconduct or dismissal, it’s often beneficial to have legal representation to advise you on your rights, what questions you should ask during the investigation, perhaps what not to say, as well as what evidence you should gather before and after the investigation takes place.
Your solicitor would usually deal with all communication between you and your the employer or representative. We can help keep things on track, make sure everything relevant is covered and your interests protected, as well as managing an often stressful situation.
The Workplace Investigation Procedure
Every employer should have their own procedure for workplace investigations, but, the minimum that they should do in the case of an investigation is follow the Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures.
The main aims of the procedure laid out by ACAS are to:
- See if there is a case for the employee to answer
- Ensure that all employees are treated fairly
- Gather evidence from all parties
- Guide the employer on what action to take
If the employer finds that there is evidence that the employee did something wrong, they can move to a disciplinary procedure if they want to. The employer can decide to end the investigation at any stage if they don’t think the employee did anything wrong.
An investigation is an integral part of any disciplinary and dismissal process. So, if an employer conducts a formal investigation and fails to act fairly, they leave themselves open to a claim of unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal.
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Workplace Investigations FAQs
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