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Training: Investigations and disciplinaries


Start date / time
Thursday 02 December 2021, 10:00am
End date / time
Thursday 02 December 2021, 1:00pm
£45 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK £65 + VAT for non-members
More information
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Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
training investigations disciplinaries dec 2021

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About the training

We all hope that we will be model employers and that we won't ever need to conduct an investigation or utilise our disciplinary procedure, but the truth is that as soon as you start employing people there is a chance that you might have to.

There are certain important steps and considerations to take when conducting an investigation and following a disciplinary procedure; this half day course looks at those important steps and gives you a practical understanding of how to approach things.


  • This training course will take place online for 3 hours.
  • A presentation will be delivered, alongside group work and the opportunity to ask questions throughout. 
  • Breaks will be incorporated within the training course.

How much does it cost?

  • £45 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK.
  • £65 + VAT for non-members. Co-operatives UK members receive 30% off all paid events – plus LOTS more benefits. Learn about Co-operatives UK membership.

What attendees will learn

  • A basic understanding of what an investigation is and why they are important.
  • Enough knowledge to conduct an investigation into a simple issue in an appropriate way.
  • Some knowledge of common mistakes that organisations make and how those mistakes could be avoided.
  • The importance of having a clear disciplinary policy.
  • The ACAS Code of Practice, what it is, what it means and why you should follow it.
  • A practical understanding of how to structure a disciplinary procedure, what to do, how, risks and common mistakes.

Who should attend

Anyone who gets involved with absence management - particularly anyone who is fairly new to this as a process

About the trainers

Gary has a wealth of experience in the field of employment law, having previously worked as an ACAS officer and for the Employment Tribunals before qualifying as a solicitor at DWF solicitors. Gary has worked as a solicitor with the Co-operative Group and many independent co-operatives as part of the Co-operative Employers Association and is a very experienced Employment Tribunal advocate and his knowledge and experience extend to all aspects of employment law including complex areas such as TUPE and discrimination.

Kate is an experienced HR professional with almost 15 years' experience in HR policy, reward and employee relations in co-operatives. A chartered member of the CIPD specialising in all things policy, Kate is well placed to provide expert advice, guidance and support on all aspects of the employment journey.

Recording the training

This training course will be recorded and shared with training participants afterwards. The recording will be available for one month after the training date. If you are unable to attend on the stated date, you can still book on to receive the recording link.