Our Head Office will be closed for the Bank Holiday from 5pm on 24th May 2019, and will reopen on 28th May 2019 at 9am. Please email us with your enquiry and we will get back to you once the office is open.

Call us for a free Consultation on: 0333 772 0611

Undertaking disciplinary and grievance investigations

There are many reasons for holding an internal investigation in the workplace and the weakest link in most organisations’ discipline or grievance procedure is the investigation.

The fundamental purpose of an investigation is to collect the facts as stated in the ACAS code and it’s no more than that. But while a really rigorous investigation is essential to a well conducted process, many managers simply skate over the surface and either do not collect the relevant data, it tends to be one sided or fail to take a sufficiently robust approach to data collection. Employers could be held liable if a poor investigation leads to an unfair dismissal.

Business need

This course is suitable HR and personnel professionals, employee relations managers, directors and senior managers, business owner, line managers, supervisors, anyone involved in managing staff and need to understand how to conduct investigations, understand and evaluating evidence needed for disciplinary hearing and appeals.

This course is either a one or two day course and covers key techniques, procedures and checklists to help ensure that you are considering all the critical factors and that you undertake the process in a fair and un-biased manner. Delegates will develop valuable understanding of what the law requires and will learn key skills in the investigation processes, such as analysis and report writing.

What you will learn

By the end of this session you will have an understanding how to conduct an investigation, evaluate and presenting the evidence at hearing and appeals. They would understand and see the benefits of good practice and how the ACAS Code of Practice and the law which underpins the whole process. This session includes practical exercises and case studies, which encourage delegates to share ideas and experiences, in a confidential environment.

Course Outline

Investigation day one

  • Basic understanding of employment law
  • Disciplinary and grievances
  • Allegations-   Inside and outside work
  • Misconduct or gross misconduct
  • How to conduct an investigation and implications
  • Legal background and the burden of proof
  • Interviewing including witnesses
  • Role play: conduct an investigatory meeting

Investigation report day two

  • Informal or formal process
  • Suspension or alternative solutions
  • Policy and procedure
  • Decision making and evidence
  • Hearings and appeals
  • The role of HR
  • Role play: disciplinary hearing, presenting the investigation report

Were here to help when you need it.

   "A reputation built on Success"

We offer support on a wide range of employment law and HR issues. Our dedicated adviser are here to answer your questions and help you with your concerns. Your call is free and with no oblgation. Calls may be recorded for monitoring and training purposes.

Call us today on 0333 772 0611 or request a call back

Minimize close

Request a call back

forum

Just a few of our customers

Testimonials

5

Very clear and practical advice. The adviser knows his field well and was very understanding. Will definitely recommend.

Carol

5

The adviser was helpful and his advice was most valuable and has helped me make an informed decision about my future action. Thank you very much.

David

5

When I requested a call back, the response was very prompt. I felt supported and that I was being listened to. The adviser took the time to explain things to me and the advice was extremely helpful. Thank you so much!

Karen

5

Excellent service. Free legal on call advice, the advice was to the point, the adviser was very kind, and I was given time to explain everything. I didn't feel rushed of the phone, you are given time to decide if you want to use the service, there is no pressure from them. God sent!

Annick

5

Excellent straight talking advice. No nonsense or jargon. Much appreciated

Julie

5

I feel confident with the advice I was given today. I am glad I joined Castle Associates.

Char

5

So friendly and helpful thank you so much. Precise advice that really was useful and explained in an easy to understand manner, would definitely use them again.

Anonymous

5

Really helpful initial free advice on an employment law issue. Friendly and approachable which made the call really easy and informative. Definitely recommend the service.

Liz

5

Great service straight to the point legal advise would recommend it to everyone and anyone.

Jan

5

Great service, received valuable and sympathetic advice that helped to clarify my legal situation. Strongly recommend this service to anyone looking for initial legal advice on employment matters.

Andrew