Workplace Investigations

This event is in the past
Wed, 22nd Sep 2021
At your desk (National)
Venue Address:
At your desk
Katharine Newton QC, Old Square Chambers & Hannah Netherton, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Chair: Harriet Bowtell, Jones Chase Employment Lawyers
Event Type:
Spaces Available


  • £150 + VAT


We also offer the following discounts on the full fee:

  • 50% discount for members in the voluntary or not-for-profit sector (with no booking deadline)
  • 50% discount for pupil barristers or barristers less than 2 years call (with no booking deadline)
  • Please note only one discount will be applied per booking.

This course assumes a good knowledge of the basics of employment law in this area and aims to build on attendees' practical experience by sharing insight into the key issues that practitioners face.

Planning and Conducting an Investigation

  • Terms of Reference
  • Choice of team – role of HR/in-house legal/the Board, use of external investigators
  • Maintaining legal privilege and looking at recent case law
  • Management of communications

Legal and regulatory considerations

  • Role of regulators and handling parallel criminal proceedings
  • Data protection issues – legitimate interest assessments, data privacy impact assessments, data subject access requests
  • Natural justice – anonymity/confidentiality, suspension, legal representation
  • Other practical issues – non-co-operation/the reluctant witness/long-term sick leave/reasonable adjustments
  • Reputation Management

Managing the aftermath

  • The report / outcome
  • Resolution – use of NDAs, regulatory references
  • Cultural change – policies and training, ownership/sponsorship

On booking, you will be sent an invoice, a confirmation email containing your links to the webinar will be sent the day before the course.

We encourage members to participate virtually on the date. However, if you are unable to make the date, please register as normal to receive the ‘on demand’ recording of this course which will be available to watch until 11pm on 31st October 2021.