Why are workplace investigations important?

ViewHR have successfully participated in the conclusion of both standard as well as complex investigation matters relating to disciplinaries, grievances, whistleblowing, safeguarding, bullying and harassment and discrimination.

Harassment is one of the most frequent complaints brought by employees. Conducting effective workplace investigations, whether in response to acts related to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other protected characteristics, isn’t merely a way to show you take these matters seriously. A thorough process, free from bias and prejudgment, is essential for minimising a company’s exposure for claims of discrimination and harassment by employees. It is also a fundamental way to create better culture in your business and to prevent reoccurring issues.

At ViewHR we specialise in conducting independent workplace investigations for organisations of all sizes

View HR is incredibly proud of the calibre of workplace investigations undertaken by the team for businesses, producing reports of the highest quality.  

When a business receives a formal grievance or needs to conduct a disciplinary investigation, it is essential that investigations are conducted properly. A correctly executed investigation can be the difference between costly legal fees and a potential Employment Tribunal claim or a successful and correct resolution. 

Such independence ensures a rigorous approach in the conduct of internal workplace investigations. There are three major benefits to be gained by such an approach:

> Employee engagement
> Increases the potential for matters to be resolved appropriately
> Assists employers to successfully defend tribunal claims

For many organisations, finding someone with the time, skills, and knowledge to undertake an impartial investigation can be difficult. Those difficulties may be compounded if the allegations are against a senior member of staffthe issue is complex or of a serious and unpleasant nature 

What are the benefits of using ViewHR as an external investigator?

Here, at ViewHRworkplace investigations are our speciality. We have extensive employment law knowledge within the team together with robust capability and practical understanding of investigation requirements due to our years of experience in this area.  

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Reduces the pressure and workload on internal staff 

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Produces comprehensive investigation report and witness statements

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Understands the complex employment law implications

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Reduces the input and costs of external legal counsel

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Impartial and independent investigator

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An effective way to solve workplace issues

What are the benefits of using ViewHR as an external investigator?

ViewHR will support your organisation as an independent and impartial party. An independent investigator can reassure employees that appropriate and proper process will be followed. Our investigation reports are clear and of a high standard that will enable the business to reach a clear conclusion based on fact. Our report will define a clear plan for the next steps. 

ViewHR has successfully facilitated and participated in the conclusion of both standard as well as complex investigation matters in the following areas:

Ultimately, failing to deal with complaints and issues properly will often push the problem further along the line. If you would like to find out more about how we can support your business to manage effect workplace investigations then please get in touch.