Workplace investigations are often poorly executed. If you carry out a poor investigation, it’s likely that the result of the discipline process will be equally poor – and that can lead to employment tribunal claims. When problems arise, employers must investigate and determine, as far as is reasonably possible, what really happened. This book shows you how to get it right.
Kate Russell, BA, barrister, MA is the Managing Director of Russell HR Consulting and the author of this publication. She is the author of How to Get Top Marks in … Managing Workplace Investigations, Build Your Dream Team – How SMEs Can Plug the Talent Gap, plus several other practical employment handbooks and e-books.
Russell HR Consulting Ltd delivers HR solutions and practical employment law training to a wide variety of industries and occupations across the UK. Kate has developed a reputation for being knowledgeable, robust and commercially aware and is especially well versed in the tackling and resolving of tough discipline and grievance matters.
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This book has been written to ensure that employers who are carrying out investigations have the correct tools to do a good job. So often, investigations are poorly executed. If you carry out a poor investigation, it’s likely that the result of the discipline or grievance process will be equally poor – and that can lead to employment tribunal claims.
Problems with employees come in all shapes and sizes, from small matters such as timekeeping through to complaints of harassment, money or property going astray, poor work performance and accidents and injuries. When problems such as these occur, employers must investigate and determine, as far as is reasonably possible, what really happened. There is no magic formula for conducting workplace investigations. They vary based on the issues and the people involved. Some investigations will be completed quickly with no need to interview witnesses. Others may require a far more detailed approach, involving the interviewing of a number of witnesses.