It is not unusual for disgruntled employees to attempt to take revenge on their previous employers but we were a little surprised to find a current employee already planning his revenge before he was dismissed. A regular client of ours asked us if we could shed any light on how his staff seemed to be aware there was going to be a safety inspection prior to it happening. We spoke to a few employees and found that one particular employee appeared to be ‘in-the-know’ but we still weren’t aware of how he had obtained the information. We sent our team to sweep some of the communal areas and offices and found a hidden listening device planted inside the board room. We were able to trace the owner of the SIM card and confirm that the employee in question had bought the SIM card, when questioned he explained that he thought the company were planning to let him go so he had planted it to try and find dirt he could use against them.
One way we can assist private companies is by gathering information about employee-related issues, such as injury claims, long-term sickness and moonlighting.
Our client was convinced that somebody had been spying on her because her estranged husband seemed to know more than she was telling him, she called us for help and told us exactly what he knew. We ran through some questions with her and found that the only thing the information had in common was that she had been sat at home on the phone while she was discussing it. We narrowed down the search to her home and took some sweeping equipment to take a look at the property, it took less than 2 hours to discover the husband had hired a company to install a bug and they had fitted a small camera in the wall clock. We were able to remove the device and show the client exactly what had been installed in her home.