Poor handling of an investigation can jeopardise a favourable result for your business. Firstly, a perpetrator can walk away or even worse, legally remain in your business. Secondly, your business can be hit with hefty fines and legal action.
Avoid mistakes and “win”
Your business may need or want to conduct a workplace investigation for a number of reasons. These may include, but are not limited to, investigating bullying and harassment, inappropriate behaviour or technology usage, violence and assault, corporate espionage, theft, fraudulent activity or breaches of your policies.
Whatever it is, it’s important to get the process right – even before a lawyer or an authority may need to get involved. Our team provides training and advice to managers to ensure that the initial steps in an investigation are not compromised or unlawful.
In certain circumstances, using one of our lawyers for mediation may be the most appropriate and economical solution to put an issue to rest, sometimes without the need for a full investigation. We work with both parties to reach a fair agreement in a timely manner so that you can get on with running your business.
However, there are times when a full workplace investigation is necessary. Madgwicks will work with you to resource it with one of our carefully selected workplace investigators and bring in the police, if and when it’s appropriate to do so. We also have relationships with subject matter experts, interpreters and psychology professionals that can help ensure an investigation runs as smoothly as possible and gets your business a favourable outcome.
No one is really a winner in a workplace investigation. But it’s your duty to protect your business from an employee sabotaging your operations. Professional training from Madgwicks can help your managers detect early signs of issues forming and put your business in the best possible position to quickly end problems. Contact us today to learn more about our training opportunities and masterclasses.