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19th September – Cardiff
Investigations Breakfast Briefing

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Description

Workplace litigation is on the increase. Never has it been more important to ensure investigations (whether disciplinary, grievance or whistleblowing investigations) are fair and legal. Not only can a thorough investigation help to manage emotions of the parties’ involved, but it can also play an essential part in resolving a workplace dispute without exposing the employer to litigation.

The perils of a flawed investigation can be far-reaching – costly in terms of reputation, litigation risk and budget. This breakfast briefing will highlight the legal requirements and best practical tips for undertaking a fair investigation.

Who should attend?

Anyone likely to be involved in undertaking workplace investigations:

  • Team Leaders
  • Managers
  • HR Professionals.

What will be included in the session?

What does the law say about…

  • What exactly needs to be investigated?
  • Who should be appointed to investigate? Internal or external investigator?
  • What records / notes need to be kept?
  • Who needs to be interviewed?
  • Can an investigator use emails / CCTV footage / social media activity?
  • What questions need to be asked?
  • How to balance one person’s word against another’s?
  • When do you need expert evidence?
  • Personal Investigator?

What can you do in practice?

Interview techniques – how to ask difficult questions?

  • How to deal with informal conversations?
  • How to deal with employees who do not want to be interviewed / want to remain anonymous?
  • How to deal with competing interests?
  • Reasonable adjustments?
  • Location of meetings?
  • Recordings of meetings?
  • What happens if the investigation is challenged?
  • Subsequent hearings
  • Re-investigation vs Review
  • Litigation
  • Witness evidence

Cost:Free
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WHEN:19th September 2019 – 08:00 – 10:00 BST
WHERE:Cardiff – Capital Law, Capital Building

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