1. Investigating allegations thoroughly will help bring validity to any allegations.
2. It will tell you if you have enough evidence to prove the charges.
3. It will tell you if the charges are serious enough to bring about a disciplinary hearing. If you find that they are not, then you could drop the hearing altogether.
4. It will give you a strong foundation for your pre-hearing preparation.
5. It will help you avoid embarrassment in the instance that you bring a weak case to the disciplinary hearing (so build up a strong case by questioning all relevant parties, investigating the scene of the incident and examining all relevant records).
6. It can help provide information on which you can make the charges.
7. It will ensure that as much evidence as possible is brought to the disciplinary hearing.
8. It will help you to convince the Chairperson of the hearing, based on your evidence, that the employee is in fact guilty.
9. It will help you establish which rule in your disciplinary code was not adhered to.
10. It will help you determine how and why the incident under question occurred.
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