Advice on Workplace Investigations

Make sure you don't miss a thing when you need to carry out a workplace investigation. 

What does a workplace investigation involve?

How a business handles any internal disputes can be just as important as the outcome of the dispute itself when considering the financial risk and loss of reputation.

We are able to deliver impartial, practical advice, considering whether any employment issue can be resolved informally, or needs to be formally actioned. Workplace concerns can cover a broad spectrum, and an expert solicitor can assist you with such matters as: 

  • Carrying out
  • Collecting evidence
  • Suspension
  • Advising on anonymity and confidentiality
  • Preparing investigation reports and letters
  • Advising what to do next

When faced with the prospect of an investigation, it can be difficult to know where to start.

There may be more than one issue at hand, adding to the complexity of the task. Expert legal advice can help you sift through these issues, setting out a step-by-step plan for tackling any potential disputes.

No matter the complexity of the issue at hand, we are here to help. Start with a free consultation.

Workplace Investigations FAQs

Is an investigation necessary?

Often, internal disputes can be resolved informally, with the parties agreeing to a mutually satisfactory conclusion. 

Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and under such circumstances, it may be necessary to escalate the case to a formal process.

This need not be a complicated process as, with proper guidance, the issue can still be resolved amicably - or, if not amicably, with minimum risk to the business.

This is why it is important to receive the best legal advice quickly.

Why is following A fair procedure important?

Because if you don’t, that in itself, regardless of the actual issue/allegation in question, could lead to a claim against the business - e.g. for constructive unfair dismissal or discrimination.

Why is confidentiality important?

Maintaining confidentiality is important both to protect the individuals involved and to protect the reputation of the business.

Our lawyers are experienced in advising on how to ensure confidentiality - including related Data Protection issues.

"We have used Rayner Jones for employment law advice for several years.  They provide clear, practical and realistic advice and deal with any urgent matters very swiftly.  I would be happy to recommend Rayner Jones to employers looking for a friendly and reliable service."
288 Group

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