Workplace Investigations

Independent, impartial and robust employment investigations

Workplace Investigations 

We know that there can be tricky, hard to handle and sensitive issues that come up in the workplace that need to be thoroughly investigated. Or situations where you as an employer do not have the time, knowledge or resource to conduct a thorough and fair investigation. 

This is where People Plus comes in – we provide comprehensive services tailored for workplace investigations. Whether you need leadership and structure for how to conduct an investigation in your business, guidance on navigating through one, or general support during these challenging times, we offer a range of solutions to support and advise your organisation effectively. Having an external party conduct an investigation for you provides you an objective, confidential, independent and unbiased investigation. 

Issues or incidents within the workplace can cause friction, and leave a place feeling unsteady. We offer a completely independent and impartial service to ensure that everyone involved feels safe being able to speak up, and leave you as an employer feeling confident that you will be provided with all specific and relevant information needed to make a fair decision.

Types of incidents / complaints that might need investigation:

  • Bullying, harassment, victimisation, discrimination

  • Theft, payroll or accounts issues

  • Where a manager is involved in a situation

  • Issues with privacy or confidential information

  • External complaints about service

  • Serious misconduct allegations 

What is involved in a workplace investigation

To conduct an external workplace investigation, we have to be licensed under the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigations Act 2010, so you can be confident that we offer a professional service. 

How we do this:

  • Sound understanding of investigations and relevant legislation

  • Comprehensive terms of reference 

  • Understanding of strategies to avoid bias

  • Establishing rapport

  • Identifying witnesses and interviews to be conducted 

  • Range of interview techniques to ask the right questions and gather evidence 

  • Confidentiality and privacy

  • Provide investigative report with evidence and summary of evidence 

  • Understand ethical issues

If you would like to have a confidential discussion to see how we can assist you with a workplace investigation, get in touch today.