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EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT: To report or not to report?

29 May 2015  

When should employers involve third-party organisations in workplace issues, ask Gwynneth Tan and Alex Newborough

Most employers have staff handbooks containing a range of employment policies which set out their internal procedures for dealing with workplace issues. Some organisations will also include guidelines on their approach to employees’ conduct outside the workplace and working hours where this is relevant to them. Generally, however, employment policies are inward looking and intended to regulate the relationship between employer and employee. As a result, employers are often troubled by the question of whether or when they need to involve third parties such as regulators or the police when certain conduct takes place, or come to light, in the work environment. Employers are often also unsure whether the nature or seriousness of a matter means that they must involve third-party organisations.

 

 

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