How To Conduct Workplace Investigations: Natural Justice and Proper Procedure

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 7 March 2024
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
Issues covered: Policies and Procedures, Unfair Dismissal, Natural Justice

One could be forgiven for thinking that after a (then) record WRC award of €329,000 in 2022 – despite the respondent employer claiming to have ‘conducted a scrupulously fair investigation’ (ADJ-00027573) –  that the lesson had been learned. That is, it is of the utmost importance that proper procedure be applied to the conduct of workplace investigations

Investigations and Third Party Judgements

However, subsequent third-party judgements clearly indicate that this is not the case. For example, only last August the Labour Court ruled that deficiencies in a circular issued by the Department of Education to school management teams resulted in breaches of procedure that rendered a

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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