For most people, participating in a workplace investigation is an unusual departure from their workplace routine. Whether they are a complainant or a respondent, it can be a stressful interaction to sit in a room, with a stranger, and be asked about the details of something that happened, say, ten months ago. One way to address this stress is by allowing a support person to attend the meeting. Indeed, some institutions specifically contemplate the involvement of a support person in their policies. But like anything connected to a workplace investigation you need to think about the support person’s attendance at the interview before it happens.
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