Conducting an investigation
Author: Kalpana Murthy
This line manager briefing examines how to conduct an investigation, including practical guidance on dealing with witnesses and documents, and suspension during the investigation. While disciplinary investigations may be the most common form of investigation, much of the guidance would apply equally to other situations where an investigation may be necessary, for example on receipt of a grievance or where an employee is underperforming or suffering from stress.
This line manager briefing is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation for training purposes, which should be used in conjunction with the briefing. The briefing and PowerPoint presentation can be adapted for use, subject to the XpertHR terms and conditions of use.