Outsource your grievance investigation
Cases of sexual harassment or misconduct can be particularly difficult to deal with. Avoid damage to reputation, brand and finance by working with one of CMP’s independent investigators.
Workplace Bullying Grievance Investigations
No organisation can be considered bully-proof. Bullying is one of the most common challenges found in the UK workplace. At the employee level, it has detrimental effects on job-satisfaction, health and well being. Likewise, bullying can be costly for the organisation, resulting in higher employee absence levels, lower turnover, reduced productivity, and increasingly often, litigation.
Employer attempts are often too blunt when attempting to deal with issues of bullying. There’s a widespread belief that bullying should be stamped on hard, resulting in high levels of condemnation. This can have a negative impact of making it harder for employees to speak up, and staff keep issues to themselves, as they can’t see a positive outcome from reporting the issue.
At CMP, all of our investigators have high levels of practical experience. Using our outsourced investigations services for bullying allegations will improve your chances of successfully dealing with the issue, without the need for a formal tribunal.
Investigating Sexual Harassment Grievances
More than 50% of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. Such incidences can include comments of a sexual nature, unwelcome sexualised jokes, or unwanted touching. Almost 1 in 5 of such cases were said to be made by a direct manager or authority figure. In any case of alleged sexual harassment, even if a grievance isn’t raised, an investigation should be conducted. In doing so it should be determined whether the employer has a problem and if action needs to be taken against an alleged staff member.
Our highly experienced investigators have a wealth of experience in dealing with sexual assault and misconduct in a variety of organisations. We carry out over 100 investigations per year, which means we see on a daily basis, the poor behaviours, management and policy that underpin many cases.
As such cases are often emotionally complex and can be potentially damaging to the employees involved, an independent investigation is often the most appropriate course of action. Enquire about our sexual harassment investigation services, and let us help resolve allegations and complaints of harassment and assault.
Workplace Investigation Services for Other Complaints
Involving an independent investigator reduces the risk of mishandled cases. You’ll lessen your reliance on HR an senior managers in time-consuming activities. Using one of CMP’s expert investigators limits the potential for failure at appeals and escalation to formal tribunals.
We can take on one-off investigations to deal with serious and complex cases. Other issues we regularly deal with include:
- Student complaints
- Serious incident investigations
- Neutral assessment
- Compliance and disciplinary issues
Workplace Relationship Management & Dispute Resolution Services
Our ambition is to create workplaces where people can really be authentic, bringing their ‘whole self’ to work, without the fear of conflict.
CMP is a pioneer of approaches to manage and improve workplace relationships – a prime mover in the development and adoption of professional approaches to mediation , investigation and Conversational Intelligence.