Once we have received all of the complaint material, the investigator will formulate an investigation plan outlining how your matter will be investigated in line with the Terms of Reference. This plan will likely change as the investigation progresses and more information comes to light.
Those involved in the complaint must be told that you are starting a workplace investigation and an independent investigator has been appointed. At this point, it may be worth considering whether to stand down the Subject Officer (employee against whom the complaint/accusation is made). The investigator can advise you about this. The investigation can begin in earnest once relevant staff have been told.