Your Company Has Asked You to Participate in Fraud, Now What?
02/20/2013 // San Francisco, California , US // Whistleblower Law Firm // Keller Grover LLP // (press release)
Employees of major corporations are given huge responsibilities to carry out operations for the benefit of their employer. Unfortunately, there are instances where an employer may choose to engage in unethical business practices, which employees may become unwittingly involved in while carrying out work duties. Under some circumstances, an employer will even take the bold step of making their intentions known and asking that an employee be involved in a cover up of fraudulent practices.
Individuals who are placed in this position are faced with complex decisions that often force them to ask themselves a string of tough questions, including: How did this happen? Why me? If I don’t do it, will I lose my job? What about my family? Where do I go from here?
If the employer is a government contractor, the fraudulent practices an employee witnesses may involve defrauding the federal government . IT companies, pharmaceutical companies, and those in defense, medical, shipping, and a range of other industries often contract goods or services with the government for millions of dollars. Corporate greed unfortunately plays a role in business decisions made by a number of private companies, and leads to the facilitation of unethical practices with both willing and unwilling participants.
While being asked to participate in corporate fraud is never the fault of an employee; it’s important for every employee to make the right decision when put in that situation.
Contacting a qualified whistleblower lawyer immediately after one has been asked to participate in fraud can be a lifeline for those seeking to not only expose known wrongdoing, but also ensure that they are legally protected in the event of possible retaliation. The whistleblower law firm of Keller Grover LLP can provide individuals with a free consultation to discuss the merits of their case. Contact the firm today.
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