With an upturn in reported fraud and an increasing regulatory environment in many sectors, a wide range of organisations are coming under scrutiny.

As a result, how businesses manage internal crisis, and in particular the employees involved, is even more important.

Statistics suggest that most fraud involves someone ‘on the inside’ and dealing with the special risks that the employment law framework provides is a challenge for any organisation.

Complex whistleblowing or discrimination allegations can be damaging for an organisation and managing these risks is vitally important.

Our team of investigators include specialist employment lawyers trained in cognitive interviewing techniques.  They provide a cost effective way of investigating employee fraud, grievances, whistleblowing or discrimination issues.

Often organisations will not have capacity to carry out internal investigations themselves or will need to demonstrate independence to internal committees or external regulators. 

Our team can investigate the issues and present the findings for your purposes.  

With experience in both the public and private sectors, the team will look to minimise the risk to your organisation caused by the employee issue and achieve your commercial objective.

We also provide training to internal investigators, giving them the skills they need to properly present evidence in an effective way.

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Case Studies

A recent investigation for Derby City Council

We conducted an internal investigation for Derby City Council, interviewing the employees involved using cognitive interviewing techniques, reviewing the relevant documents and producing a report which got to the heart of the complex issues. We presented our report to the Council (which they described as "exemplary") and an outcome was reached which progressed a situation that had been difficult for a number of years.

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Resources

Employee Investigations in the public sector

Download our booklet on how we can help organisation in the public sector take a closer look when dealing with an employee investigation.

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Training: running an employee investigations

Download details about our training course on running an employee investigation in the workplace.

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"Claire Bell heads the 'commercially focused' team at Actons, which was strengthened in 2012 by the arrival of employee investigations expert Nic Elliott from Wragge & Co LLP."

The Legal 500 2013