Criminal issues in employment investigations
The news that an employee has been accused of a criminal offence often triggers an investigation and action by the employer, particularly if the allegations are connected to the employment environment itself. In such a case, employers need to understand the context and nature of the allegations. At the same time, they need to consider the impact of any regulatory requirements, even for apparently minor offences. Reputational risks are also not to be neglected.
In a recent article for Compliance & Risk Journal, London based authors Jack Skinner and Eleanor Wallis explore the issues involved with investigating criminal conduct by employees. They also suggest ways of addressing the above-mentioned concerns, recognising that the employer is often involved in a delicate balancing act involving juggling different types of related risk.
Find the article here.