With an upturn in reported fraud, an increasing regulatory environment across sectors, and the prevalence of grievance and whistleblowing issues, organisations are coming under scrutiny.
Therefore, effective internal investigations are key to protecting your organisation.
Using a series of case studies, this practical course will look at an investigation start to finish, explaining legalities of disciplinary and grievance investigations and key unfair dismissal and discrimination risks.
Who should attend?
Anyone involved with running or advising on employee investigations, whether HR, Legal, business owner or manager.
- Planning & scoping an investigation
- Identifying key witnesses
- Conducting interviews, including cognitive interview techniques
- Collating & reviewing the evidence
- Writing a clear, concise investigation report
- Presenting your investigation report
- Dealing with tricky issues, such as requests for anonymity, uncooperative witnesses & preserving evidence.
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."
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.