After discussion and if needed an investigation will be carried out, the purpose of the investigation is to gather promptly all the relevant facts relating to the allegations. An independent Manager should be identified to be responsible for carrying out a thorough investigation into any allegation of misconduct. A Member of the HR & OD Directorate will be asked to support any investigation.
Both the investigating Manager and HR Representative would interview those individuals who may be able to provide information; full guidance on carrying out an investigation can be found on Appendix A of the Disciplinary Policy and Procedures.
As part of the investigation the Employee against whom the allegations have been made should be interviewed to ensure that they are clear about the allegations/complaints that have been made against them.
Once all the information has been gathered the investigating Manager should decide if there is any substance to the allegation/complaint and put forward their recommendations to the Director of HR & OD. If there appears to be a case then the Trainee should be advised that the matter would be considered at a disciplinary hearing. If their appears to be no case then the Trainee should be advised of this in writing with reasons for the decision.