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How to conduct a disciplinary investigation

Procedure and Tips for employers about disciplinary investigations

In this episode 209 of the podcast I will explain why getting the disciplinary investigation process right is critical to successfully defending a claim for unfair dismissal and the steps that you need to take.

In this episode of the podcast I cover:

  • Why assigning the right person to investigate is crucial.
  • The steps that you need to take to set the scope of the investigation.
  • When you should notify the ‘accused’ of the investigation.
  • At what stage you should interview the ‘accused’.
  • Getting witness accounts of events.
  • Whether employees have the right to be accompanied at an investigation meeting.
  • Minute taking or audio recording of the meetings.
  • Dealing with reluctant witnesses.
  • The frequently asked questions about disciplinary investigations.
  • Some example scenarios to consider.
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Training for your Team

Would you like to arrange training for your team to reduce the risk of both unhappy employees and claims being made against you? Please get in touch for a no obligation discussion, we can offer training anywhere in the UK in person or delivered remotely via MS Teams.

Please drop me an email alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk

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