Specialists in workplace investigations

Professional HR investigations enable you, as the employer, to understand the full facts of a matter or incident before engaging in objective and informed decision-making to bring the matter to a conclusion.

We have over 20 years of experience in handling complex workplace investigations ranging from minor conduct concerns to bullying and harassment, drugs/alcohol in the workplace, theft of company vehicles/fuel/equipment/IP, violence at work, criminal proceedings, etc. 

Our work is naturally highly confidential in nature – discretion is everything, and we often act as an extension of an in-house HR department or employment law firm in order to ensure objectivity.

Where concerns relate to employee conduct, we are experienced in engaging in forensic investigations that cover both qualitative and quantitative data sources – this includes recorded meetings/production of transcripts, business security systems, analysis of electronic devices, company credit/fuel cards, vehicle tracking etc.  We then produce detailed witness statements and source data as well as comprehensive reports that work for business owners, HR Managers/Directors and employment lawyers alike.

Investigations must be handled fairly and in line with the ACAS guidance on disciplinary and grievance matters.  A well-handled investigation will ensure dignity and respect as well as an unbiased and non-confrontational approach.  During grievance investigations, this approach will encourage your employees to address their concerns freely and without fear of retaliation.

Failure to follow a professional investigation process may lead to employment tribunal claims, allegations of unlawful discrimination, detriment on the grounds of whistleblowing, defamation of character or data protection breaches.