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How long does a workplace investigation take?

29th August 2019

The length of an investigation greatly varies depending on the nature of the complaint, and the number of complainants, respondents and witnesses involved.

At CMP, we consider an ‘average case’ to be one involving 1 complainant, 1 respondent and 4 witnesses. Such a case will typically have a total scope of 9 billable days.

This includes all administration, preparing for/conducting/writing-up interviews, evidence analysis, report writing and a final briefing. For all cases we advise that the time taken between initial referral and the report submission be no more than 30 working days. (This will vary depending on the complexity of the case, and in rare circumstances, may be in excess.)