ACAS have issued a new guide to conducting workplace investigations. Employers and managers may find the guide useful as a starting point should a conduct issue arise in the workplace. Employers need to carry out a reasonable investigation into the allegations in line with the principles of BHS v Burchell. The ACAS Code of Practice COP1 also contains some summary points for handling the process but this guide to conducting workplace investigations is much more detailed.
The guide sets out the steps both the business and the investigator should consider before commencing the investigation, how to handle the investigation meeting, gathering the evidence and writing an investigatory report. It also discusses the steps that follow the investigation as a summary. You can read the full guide here.