The standard of reasonableness of an inquiry into an employee’s misconduct can depend upon the state of the case against him or her. Wood J said: ‘in one extreme there will be cases where the employee is virtually caught in the act and at the other there will be situations where the issue is one of pure inference. As the scale moves towards the latter end so the amount of inquiry and investigation, including questioning of the employee which may be required, is likely to increase.’
 IRLR 497
England and Wales
Cited – A v B EAT 14-Nov-2002
The claimant worked as a residential social worker. Allegations were made against him of inappropriate behaviour with a child. The girl’s allegations varied. A criminal investigation took place but insufficient evidence was found. The investigation . .
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Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.268061