Disciplinary investigations can be carried out in a variety of situations, and not just in disciplinary action. Investigations happen where there are issues about;
- Bullying and harassment
- Whistleblowing allegations
You continue to have employment rights during the investigation. The ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures applies to any matters relating to discipline. Your employer has a legal duty to be reasonable and use a fair procedure. The ACAS Guide gives directions on what it is to act reasonably and fairly, and the duties are further developed by the Courts and Tribunals in case law. We have distilled the case law principles for you so that you can easily apply them to your personal situation.