This episode is all about the absolute no-no’s when it comes to investigating complaints in the workplace, specifically workplace bullying complaints. We look at what can happen when you dilly dally on starting or completing an investigation, the benefits of ‘gardening leave’ when to use it and when not to, when following your grievance procedure is not a good idea and why mediation is sometimes counter productive.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of do not do’s. There are many pitfalls when it comes to conducting your own investigations. But don’t despair because we’ll be covering more of these in future episodes.