We have just concluded a very sensitive and long investigation into an employees Grievance against their Line Manager.
No we are going to arrange a grievance resolution meeting at which the employee will be informed of the outcome of the investigation. We know we have to send our report and witness statements to the employee in advance of that meeting.
However we are concerned that by issuing certain witness statements we may be putting a specific witness at risk harassment or retaliation from those involved in the grievance. This person is already in a fragile mental state as a result of the investigation.
Would this be reasonable grounds to withhold their statement from the bundle that we issue to the aggrieved employee prior to the grievance resolution meeting?