Obtain witness statements in relation to a potential disciplinary issue

Key points

  • The manager conducting a disciplinary investigation should seek to obtain written statements from those who have relevant information about the employee's alleged misconduct.
  • Employees may be reluctant to give witness statements against a colleague. If an employee will give a statement only on an anonymous basis, the employer should consider whether or not it can take steps to ensure that this does not make the disciplinary process unfair.

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