An employee engaging in unlawful conduct at work can catch companies off guard and upset the workplace in many ways, particularly when the employee is highly placed. Quick, discreet action by management can go a long way toward preventing disruptions in operations and the spread of rumors and rancor.
Employers, from multi-national corporations to local businesses, consult with PII on allegations involving fraud, embezzlement, illegal kickbacks, and sharing of trade secrets. Retaining PII as a neutral external investigator allows managers to avoid the perceived biases of an in-house investigation, especially for those who may be close to the suspected parties. With no ties to the company, PII’s objective analysis lends credibility to the investigation, no matter the result.