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    Employment Investigations Legal Services

Workplace investigations are by their nature complex and sensitive, requiring careful management throughout.  

No organisation wants to find itself in the position of having to undertake an investigation, however with the right support, this process can be carried out efficiently, sensitively and with careful consideration of the welfare and reputational issues at stake, while minimising the risk of claims.

Workplace Investigations

Whether you work for a corporate, partnership, organisation or you are a business owner, our dedicated Employment team has considerable experience in dealing with employment related investigations.

They will involve confidential issues with the attendant risk of significant reputational damage, so we will deal with your investigation discreetly and efficiently with minimum disruption to your business. The subject matter may include:

  • Misconduct issues including theft/fraud
  • All aspects of discrimination allegations including age, sex, race, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation and gender reassignment
  • Harassment, including racial and sexual harassment (R4 (Review, Report, Resolve, Respect)
  • Capability and performance processes and outcomes
  • Ill health and disability related challenges
  • Protected disclosures (whistleblowing)
  • Disclosures of trade secrets, breaches of confidentiality and post termination restrictions

Drawing together expertise from across the firm, our legal support includes experts in employment law; reputation management and disciplinary investigations and proceedings brought by professional regulators.

HR Services

Our team works closely with a team of external HR advisors, who bring critical non-legal skills to complex, and often highly sensitive, investigations. Together with our team, they take the time to understand your business and the current issues that those responsible for HR face.

Using the latest technology we are able to review substantial numbers of documents efficiently, interview witnesses, prepare detailed statements and produce a comprehensive report with findings and recommendations (including as to any disciplinary action). We also advise on appropriate procedures and policies and, where necessary, notifications to regulatory bodies and enforcement authorities.

Audits & Training

In this increasingly complex environment for businesses to navigate, many are choosing to proactively ensure their policies and processes are fit for purpose. Our team regularly supports clients in conducting workplace audits on:

  • Recruitment processes the use of AI and automated filters;
  • Salary and benefits benchmarking;
  • Employment status and IR35 issues;
  • National Minimum Wage compliance;
  • Immigration compliance;
  • Equal pay issues;
  • Gender pay gap reporting;
  • Data protection audit.

Beyond workplace issues, our firmwide investigations team brings together an international multidisciplinary team of specialists who are experts in dealing with all types of investigations and regulatory issues.

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