Can the employee refuse to co-operate with the investigation?

if you wish to interview the employee at the investigatory stage, make sure they are aware of the interview’s importance and the evidence gathered against them

  • whether an employee can legally refuse to co-operate differs from country to country
  • in some cases, a refusal to co-operate may allow you to impose disciplinary penalties or have adverse inferences drawn against the employee for non co-operation in these respects