Have you ever been criticised for the way your company conducted an internal grievance or disciplinary investigation?
Have you ever been unsure how to handle a tricky issue that's arisen during an investigation?
In this CD and accompanying book, leading HR and employment barrister Daniel Barnett teaches you exactly how to conduct an investigation. Covering all the steps, from selecting and briefing the investigator through to a checklist on drafting the report, you'll learn how to set up, conduct and craft the perfect investigation report.
- What is HR's role in an investigation?
- How do you pick your investigator?
- When can you suspend the employee? What are the five ways suspension can lead to a constructive dismissal claim?
- What are the pros and cons of involving the police?
- How do you deal with the problem of anonymous informers? Or fellow employees who request confidentiality?
- Can you rely on covert surveillance evidence?
- What should you say at the outset of, during, and at the end of the investigation meeting?
- What reasonable adjustments should you consider?
- Note taking versus audio recordings - which will a tribunal prefer?
- Techniques for questioning the employee during the hearing
- How to write the investigation report