Protecting the Integrity of an Investigation: How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 18 December 2018
Patricia Rooney
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"I am a member of a Human Resource team and with some other members of staff, I received an email from an employee which I find upsetting. I have recommended that senior management undertake an investigation and dismissal of the individual who sent the email. Now, however, I am wondering if I am doing the right thing, considering my role within the company. How do I handle this?"

Firstly, you should examine in what capacity you have raised the concern and, whether anyone else has also complained about the contents of the email.  If no one else has, and you are the person who has raised the concern and asked for the investigation process, it may be that you are the complainant in the

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This article is correct at 18/12/2018

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