Workplace Investigations can be needed from time to time, due to a variety of matters. The main reasons for investigations are:
- Alleged employee misconduct
- An employee complaint
- Disputes over workplace rights
Often, these circumstances can include incidents of theft, fraud, harassment, bullying, discrimination, health & safety breaches, misuse of company property and the like.
It is extremely important in these situations for the employers to only ever act on provable facts & you must be able to justify your actions. Relying on suspicions and gossip will only ever bring you more problems than what they are worth.
Unfortunately, unreliable or dishonest witnesses can be a common problem during investigations, so it’s important to ensure that ALL possible witnesses & statements are sourced, otherwise you will need clear objective records about why you chose not to pursue further evidence in this area.
A workplace investigation can be conducted by Tipping Points discretely and without prejudice, so that you can demonstrate a clear & sound basis for your decision, with minimal impact on business operations.