Conducting a thorough disciplinary investigation
Many managers must deal with an employee's misconduct or poor performance. Going through disciplinary procedures can become a key part of your role as a manager. You may also be brought in to conduct a disciplinary investigation as an independent contributor to a disciplinary process.
This course highlights problems that can arise during disciplinary investigations and provides practical guidance on how to deal with these.
Topics covered include
- key legal principles
- formal action
- obtaining evidence
- the outcome
What you will learn
- anticipate typical problems that can arise during disciplinary investigations
- anticipate the key areas an Employment Tribunal would consider in determining whether an employee's dismissal is fair
- conduct disciplinary investigations
- identify the key legal principles of employment law related to disciplinary investigations
- recognise the circumstances under which formal action may be necessary
- recognise the circumstances in which an investigation may be necessary
- determine if suspension of the employee is appropriate
- identify the factors that may influence the scale and duration of the investigation
- apply good practice to the conduct of an investigation
- manage the contribution of witnesses
- recognise and obtain appropriate evidence
- initiate appropriate actions based on the outcome of the investigation
Who is this course for?
This course provides critical legal information and useful practical guidance for anyone acting in a human resource capacity or responsible for directly managing staff.