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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"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
"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)
The Legal 500 2021: EmploymentActons advise on a wide range of employment and HR issues for owner-managed businesses and SMEs, as well as household name clients such as Iceland Foods and Bistrot Pierre. The team's key strengths include advising on Employment Tribunals, absence management and providing training. James Symons, who was promoted to director, is 'friendly, calm and incredibly knowledgeable'. Practice head Nic Elliott is an 'engaging partner' and maintains a strong 'rapport' with his clients.
“They know our business and are able to relate very well to the circumstances of the situation and the impact that would have. They’re very approachable individuals and very engaging. They aren’t just a solicitor at the end of a phone, they actively want to be a part of it and to have an understanding of our business. Based on my personal experience of using Actons over the last 18 months, I would certainly recommend them.”Diane Jones: Head of People Strategy – J Tomlinson
"‘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)