Let HR Think manage your workplace investigation
There are many reasons why you might need to conduct an investigation into a problem in the workplace, but carrying out an investigation can be time consuming and you don’t always have the in-house resources, either adequately trained or available. Problems involving employees can be varied, from issues like timekeeping through to complaints of harassment, fraud or poor performance. When problems occur, employers must investigate and determine, as far as reasonably possible, what really happened. It is essential to carry out a fair and reasonable investigation to ensure the employer can justify decisions should matters lead to an employment tribunal at a later stage.
The investigator should not be involved in the complaint or any resulting disciplinary or grievance hearing. Employing an external investigator to conduct your investigation has numerous benefits, including ensuring your investigation is conducted impartially, and in line with the Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures.
We are professionally trained and experienced in conducting investigations, whether it is a disciplinary, grievance, appeal or a conducting a case review.
We also provide Mediation Services and Conflict Coaching which is something you and your employees might want to consider either as an alternative to, or as a result of, any disciplinary or grievance procedures.
For professional help and advice on your workplace investigation, please contact us for a confidential conversation.