Benefits of Supported Investigations
PROCEDURALLY CORRECT PROCESS
A fair, thorough and procedurally sound investigation not only gives protection to the business but also gives those involved greater confidence in the process, making them more likely to accept the outcome.
There are many examples of employee grievances having been upheld even when the employer may have a sound case for taking disciplinary action, simply because the employer did not conduct a thorough or procedurally sound investigation or disciplinary process.
AVOID UNCONSCIOUS BIAS
An external specialist, with no prior relationship with either party, can help by;
- identifying and challenging your assumptions;
- Identifying unconscious bias;
- ensuring you’re following all necessary lines of enquiry; and
- keeping you on track in respect to fair process.