Conducting Employment Investigations

Published on 29 May 2019
This seminar is designed to cover the main issues which need to be addressed when conducting an employment investigation, for example, in relation to alleged misconduct.

Recent case law has demonstrated that the investigation process will be subject to a reasonableness test if the issue eventually goes to an industrial tribunal.

The seminar will be relevant to anyone who has an interest in, or the potential to be involved in, an employment investigation.  This includes human resource officers/managers, trade union representatives, line managers, employees or employers.

An Industrial tribunal will take into account the size, nature and resources available to the employer conducting the investigation and thus the size of your organisation will be an important factor in any case that may be taken.

The seminar will last for 2.5 hours.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this seminar participants will know how to:

  • apply and recognise how case law has informed what a reasonable investigation is
  • conduct an investigation using the basic provisions surrounding the W5 approach to investigations (Who, What, Where, When, Why?)
  • write a basic employment investigation recognising the need for a tailored approach to investigations to suit the circumstances and the organisation

Event Details


Labour Relations Agency
2-16 Gordon Street
Belfast BT1 2LG
United Kingdom

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