Being accused of anything in the workplace can be traumatising, especially when it’s without merit.
You are thrown into a world of uncertainty and you find your every move scrutinised. You then start questioning how to act to prove your innocence.
Whilst your natural instinct would be to get angry at the person accusing you of something untrue, in the workplace you need to handle the situation with caution. Even if you’re innocent, all eyes are now on you, so you need to act carefully while you let the truth unravel.
As frustrating as it may be, you must allow the workplace procedure to take its course. But there are steps you can take to prepare.
Finally, people do not realise that there is always a possibility of a person reporting the allegation to the Police, this is of course dependent upon what the allegation in question relates to.
Nevertheless, should that be the case it is imperative that you seek the appropriate safeguarding advice as it is always best to be prepared.