The Code of Professional Conduct sets standards for CIPD members as individual professionals. You can submit an allegation if you think a member has breached the code. Please read our Guide to Investigation and Conduct Procedures below to help you determine whether or not the CIPD can deal with your concern(s).

We cannot investigate allegations about:

  • people who are not in current membership with the CIPD
  • events that took place more than 12 months ago
  • your current or previous employer, its policies or its application of policies or processes
  • CIPD products or services
  • behaviour that falls outside the Code.

In these cases, please consider talking to one of the alternative contacts listed below.

Before you submit an allegation, please complete our checklist to help determine whether or not we can deal with your enquiry.

Once you have read the Guidance for Investigation and Conduct Procedures and completed the checklist you can call us on 020 8612 6208 or email to confirm whether or not the individual you wish to raise an allegation against is in current membership. You can then contact the Code of Conduct team who will give you a Referral form to complete. You will need to provide supporting evidence for each alleged breach.

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