Workplace Investigations: Top 7 questions answered

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Posted on 26 May 2022

Workplace Investigations: Top 7 questions answered

Webinar: Workplace Investigations

When faced with employee disciplinary matters, sensitive or complex employee complaints, or instances where someone has “blown the whistle”, it’s vital to establish the facts, investigate properly and reach a fair decision.

Join our experts Naomi and Rose as they answer 7 key questions about workplace investigation.

Questions answered include (timings in bold):

1. 0:00 When should an employer carry out a workplace investigation?

2. 3:30 Why may it help to have an external agency carry out the workplace investigation?

3. 7:21 What should and should not be part of the investigation?

4. 11:30 Should the person who is being investigated be suspended while the investigation is being carried out?

5. 13:13 Can witness interviews be kept confidential?

6. 18:37 Can we record interviews?

7. 22:53 Do investigations benefit from legal advice privilege?

Listen to our webinar as a podcast here 

Our Workplace Investigations Team

Our workplace investigations team is led by Tina Wisener. She regularly conducts independent workplace investigations and reviews for employers into complex, sensitive and high profile employment issues. Recent investigations have involved allegations of bullying, sexual harassment and other forms of harassment at senior level. 

Our Specialists

Naomi Jameson

An senior employment lawyer with experience of Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation as well as non-litigious matters such as corporate support and large scale redundancy projects, executive exits, equity arrangements and partnership issues.

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Rose Smith

Rose is an employment and education lawyer. She has a track record in providing measured employment law advice, and is also part of Doyle Clayton’s renowned Education Team, providing advice to teachers, professors and schools.

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Tina Wisener

Tina succeeded Peter Doyle as Chief Executive on 1 January 2024. She has long been recognised as one of the UKs leading employment lawyers and is ranked in the top tier of The Legal 500 and Chambers guides to the UK Legal Profession.

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