What role should HR play in a disciplinary investigation?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 February 2017 Issues covered:
HR personnel will frequently be called upon to provide support and guidance to decision makers during disciplinary investigations. Whilst this is certainly an important function, persons working in HR should be mindful of the limitations of their role and their influence during such investigations.
The case law on this issue has established that the advice of HR should, in essence, be limited to matters of law and procedure. In particular, such advice should not stray into the area of culpability, which is properly reserved for the investigating officer.
HR should be particularly mindful that he investigator’s report must be the product of his/her own investigation. In the case of
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