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.
Employee Investigations in the public sector
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Training: running an employee investigations
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"Actons attracts praise for its ‘personal service’ and ‘business-savvy’ advice. The team handles the full range of employment law matters, and provides a specialist multiple settlement agreement service for private and public sector employers, in addition to having niche expertise acting for employees of NHS trusts on mutually agreed resignation schemes."The Legal 500 2018 (Employment)
"Actons have worked with Leicester College on employment matters for a number of years. They have a good understanding of our needs as an employer, the work we do and the environment within which we operate. The advice they provide is unfailingly prompt, practical and clear about the actions we need to take and the potential risks for the College. When needed Actons have successfully and effectively represented the College in dealing with Employment Tribunal and other claims."Rod Wood, Director of Human Resources at Leicester College
"‘Very personable’ practice head Nic Elliott, also leads the employee investigation team which handles large-scale investigations, in particular regarding fraud, whistleblowing and harassment."The Legal 500 2018 (Employment)
"The key area where they add value is their operational focus and practical approach. They have a superb ability to provide commercial solutions based on a real understanding of our business objectives. I have no hesitation in recommending Nic and the other members of the employment team at Actons."Paul Broderick, Director of HR, Bathstore
"Nic is an exceptional lawyer with fantastic people skills. He was able to quickly get under the skin of our business, challenge us on how things should be structured legally and delivered documentation that is effective and simple to understand. He brings a wealth of large corporate experience and can apply it to your business whether you are an SME or a larger corporate. I can't ever see us needing to look elsewhere for our employment law needs."Jonathan English, Managing Director – Skeleton