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Employment Partner and Chair of the UK/EU Employment Law Committee, Jonathan Maude was recently featured on the front page of Personnel Today sharing insight on employee misconduct investigations, and how employers should handle this process.

The article outlines what an internal investigation into employee misconduct should involve, and references a recent incident now being referred to as “Partygate,” in which the Metropolitan Police issued fines to people who attended parties at Downing Street during COVID-19 lockdown. Following the investigations, it was found that Simon Case, who led the investigations into the Downing Street parties, had attended some of the events himself. “Partygate” has raised the profile of internal investigations and the important role they can play with employers.

“In the modern age, a company’s reputation is generally more valuable than the costs associated with possible claims. Having a transparent and thorough process for internal investigations can encourage employees to trust that their concerns will be taken seriously and help avoid unwanted attention in the public eye,” says Maude.

To read the article in full, click here.



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