Skip to main content

IHELC meeting: Investigations for in-house employment lawyers

  • 16 September 2021
  • 12.00pm - 1.30pm
  • Online

Event materials

Submit your details to request event materials

Investigations into alleged harassment, bullying, corporate malpractice or even poisonous working cultures are becoming more common and complex.

Attendance at this event is restricted to in-house lawyers who either specialise exclusively in or undertake a significant proportion of employment work.

At the next meeting of our In-house Employment Lawyers Club, we’ll look at how to run a good investigation in the current climate. We’ll cover key investigation issues from the in-house employment lawyer’s perspective, including:

  • Decision paralysis

– it’s easy to flounder in process muddle when an allegation first arrives but this can send the wrong signals and even lead to allegations of cover-up. We’ll look at scenario planning to help the business make initial decisions confidently and quickly

  • Conflicts of interest - what if the allegations involve your most senior people or include claims that HR have already mishandled things?
  • Choosing an investigator and briefing them properly – we’ll cover the different types of investigation, how to choose between them, who the investigator should be and what the investigation report needs to address.
  • Tricky evidence issues – how should you advise the business on privilege, anonymity, data privacy, parallel criminal proceedings and recording of interviews?
  • Managing outcomes – you have an investigation report, but what next? Who needs to know and decide what?
  • Too many hats! – what are the pitfalls with organising both an (open) investigation and the (behind the scenes) legal advice? Our session will draw out the distinctions between these roles.

Related items

Related services

Back To Top