Personal Investigators and Employee SicknessPosted in : How do I handle it NI on 23 March 2011
One of my employees is on sickness absence and I suspect that he is not in fact unfit to come to work. Can we employ a private investigator and use the evidence at a disciplinary hearing? How do I handle it?
Sharon McArdle writes:
Workers have a legitimate expectation that they can keep their personal lives private. The use of a private investigator should only be used in exceptional circumstances. Before using a private investigator, employers should consider whether any other less intrusive methods of investigation suffice, in this case for example, using occupational health services.
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