Conducting Employment Investigations


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.

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
The seminar will last for 2.5 hours.
Location Date Spaces Book
Derry/Londonderry Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 10:00am 13 Book Now
Belfast Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 10:00am Fully booked but you can book a reserve space Book Now

Workplace Information Service

The Agency’s Workplace Information Service is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Workplace Information Service advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Workplace Information Service is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Workplace Information Service provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

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