Training: Conducting good investigations [postponed]

Please note that Co-operatives UK has cancelled all face-to-face events until August due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Due to the uncertainty of how long this will last we cannot guarantee that the cancelled events will be planned again for 2020. 

Please contact our events coordinator; [email protected] to be kept up to date. 

About the training

Conducting a good investigation is key to ensuring the right outcome in any disciplinary or grievance situation and acts as your first line of defence against any employment tribunal claim, but sadly this is where many organisations struggle. This practical workshop highlights the importance of conducting good investigations and coaches delegates through the steps to take to ensure that each and every investigation is fair and reasonable.

How much does it cost?

The training costs £150 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK and £215 + VAT for non-members.

Training covers

  • What an investigation is and why you might conduct one
  •  The legal definition of a 'reasonable' investigation
  • How to conduct a good investigation
  • Suspension
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Gathering evidence
  • Concluding your investigation
  • Common pitfalls

Learning outcomes

By the end of the training you will understand the importance of conducting good investigations and the potential implications when things go wrong, understand the process to follow and the additional steps you may need to take in certain circumstances, and be able to carry out a fair and reasonable investigation.

Who should attend

This training is suitable for anyone who might need to conduct investigations at work, whether because an employee has raised a grievance or because someone is being suspected of misconduct or poor performance. You don't need to be an HR professional to attend; if you're ever involved in disciplinary or grievance situations this session is for you!

About the trainer

Gary Morrison is a Senior Lawyer for Co-operatives UK. He is a practising solicitor with an extensive knowledge of employment law and he has been advising co-operative employers for over ten years. Kate Fielding is Co-operatives UK HR Reward and Policy Manager. With over 10 years’ experience in co-operative HR, Kate is 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. Gary and Kate will run the course together, using practical case studies and techniques to give you confidence in this field.


Event details
Date and time
Thursday, 2 April 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
United Kingdom
More information
Contact Leoni Merrifield
Updated: 30/03/2020