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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“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.”Head of People Strategy – J Tomlinson
"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)
"‘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)
“I’ve worked with Nic and the team at Actons since I founded the business. They’ve supported our success and provided great advice at each stage as we’ve grown and developed as a business. They’re commercial, proactive and personable, and I can’t recommend them enough.”Billy Berridge: Managing Director – Dewey Group
The Legal 500 2023: Employment"Actons is a growing employment law team focused on advising employers on employment tribunals, absence management and TUPE. The practice is also a founding member of the East Midlands HR Network, a not-for-profit organisation which runs HR events for professionals in the region. Nic Elliott heads the wider employment and dispute resolution practice, where he advises on the exit of senior employees and day to day employee relations. He also runs employee-related investigations, including fraud, discrimination, whistleblowing and grievances. James Symons is highlighted for tribunal work."