One way we can assist private companies is by gathering information about employee-related issues, such as injury claims, long-term sickness and moonlighting.
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- Experienced Across all Areas of Employee Investigations
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Why would I investigate one of my employee's?
There are rumours an absent employee may be working somewhere else.
Somebody is making a false claim about my business.
Can I investigate an employee legally?
If you have reasonable cause to believe an employee is committing fraud or theft, or is breaching their contract, you can hire a private investigator to collect evidence. Our business will not undertake any illegal activity, and we take steps to ensure that our investigations are always proportional to the actions of an employee.
What our customers said
The Accident At Work
The managing director of a logistics company contacted us as they were concerned about a member of staff who suffered a light injury at work, he had received treatment for the injury on-site and was allowed to leave with full pay until he felt well enough to return to work. A week or so later they were contacted by a ‘No Win, No Fee’ legal firm stating that the employee wished to take legal action as his injuries were so severe he could not drive, he could not walk or even care for himself and was relying on friends and family to care for him. Our team performed a Data Protection Impact Assessment and with the approval of the MD put a plan together to conduct surveillance at the employee’s house for a single day and find out if he appeared to be house-bound. Within a matter of hours the employee was seen walking to his vehicle and heading out to local shops, he walked over a mile and up a flight of stairs before returning to his vehicle and then to his house. The video evidence we provided was used to demonstrate to the insurance company that the claim was fraudulent and also to dismiss the employee in an employment tribunal that followed shortly after. Read the full case: The accident at work
Fraudulent Tender Process
The director was contacted by a contractor they has used on a previous project and informed that one of the partners had been giving out details of competitors tenders in exchange for cash rewards. He claimed that he had been given details of the most competitive bid in exchange for a sum in excess of £10,000, in addition to that he had been given directions on how to inflate his invoices to recoup the funds in additional costs throughout the process.
We assist employers, who might otherwise avoid investigating dishonest staff because they lack experience or fear legal action.
Lying about injuries for financial gain creates stigma and undue stress for those who rely on compensation and injury payments.
Process servers provide a trusted method of delivery that ensures documents have been received.
Mystery shoppers collect vital intelligence about the customers experience and can find evidence of unscrupulous retailers.
Employee Investigation FAQ's
More often than not the investigation will be done internally and by a line manager.
The problem with this is that they may not have the necessary investigation skills, they may be biased as they know the employee, the investigation may take longer than required and the results may not be as thorough leading to poor decision making.
The length of the investigation will depend on the nature of the case, the severity of the accusation and the level of evidence that is required. Employee investigations tend to range from 10-21 days, however some cases are solved in a couple of days and some take in excess of 30 days.
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Why Hire a Private Investigator for Employee Background Checks? When you hire a new employee to your company, you read their CV, you contact their