Workplace Investigation PolicyThis Workplace Investigation Policy can be implemented by a company to provide guidance for conducting internal investigations.
This policy outlines the roles and responsibilities relating to alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment and other violations of company policies, rules and standards of conduct. This policy is important for maintaining a safe and respectful work environment, and for ensuring that employees are held accountable for their actions.
The workplace investigation policy typically outlines the types of incidents that may warrant an investigation, such as allegations of harassment, discrimination, or other forms of misconduct. It also outlines the process for reporting an incident, including the steps that an employee should take if they witness or experience an incident of misconduct.
The policy may also outline the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in the investigation, such as the HR department, managers, and employees. It may also outline the methods of investigation that will be used, such as interviewing witnesses and reviewing relevant documents.
A Workplace Investigation Policy provides a clear and consistent framework for conducting investigations. This can help to ensure that investigations are conducted fairly and objectively, and can help to avoid any potential legal issues that may arise if an investigation is conducted improperly.
It can also help to create a culture of transparency and accountability in the workplace. By clearly outlining the process for reporting and investigating incidents of misconduct, employees can feel confident that their concerns will be taken seriously and that appropriate action will be taken if necessary.
Additionally, a Workplace Investigation Policy can help to prevent incidents of misconduct from occurring in the first place. By clearly communicating the company's policies and procedures regarding harassment, discrimination, and other forms of misconduct, employees are more likely to understand what is expected of them and to behave in a manner that is consistent with company policies.
Use this Workplace Investigation Policy if:
You wish to inform employees of the procedure relating to a workplace investigation.
You want to establish a procedure for company investigations.
What does this Workplace Investigation Policy cover?
Purpose of the policy
Outcome of investigation