Investigations, Employee Sick Leave Scams.
Our Agency will conduct an investigation, undercover surveillance
if you suspect an employee is faking his/ her illness' and costing
your company financially.
As an Employer You Can Investigate An Employee Activities During Their Sick Leave.
The general rule is that your employer can require proof of your illness in the form of a doctor's note. But how far is too far? Many companies will use alternative measures (i.e private investigator) to survey the individual to ensure the leave is legitimate (typically used in longer leaves i.e disability).
Advice to Employers
If you have an employee whom you believe is faking an illness, the appropriate step is to contact the employee and request a doctor's note. Even if you have proof that an employee has been faking an illness, it is not wise to jump to termination, unless the employee is a frequent offender in this regard.
It is certainly possible to have the employee agree (in writing) to provide higher and higher levels of proof as they take more and more leave.
Take a look at the employee's history
Have they been dishonest in other areas? Do they have other performance problems? Or is this the first time you've had to reprimand them? How you handle it will depend on your company's discipline policy.
Review your company's progressive discipline policy
This outlines how your organization handles these situations and the progression of discipline, typically starting with a verbal warning, moving on to a written warning, possibly to suspension and then termination. This should be part of your company handbook and is meant to give guidelines and help you be consistent.
Many employers are attempting to crack down on those who are trying to skim the system with fake sick days.
Thinking Of Hiring A Private Investigator. Telephone (954) 768 - 9222
Questions To Ask!
An Inexpensive PI Agency, May Not Be, The Best Investment.
Inquire, If The Agencies Owner(s) Will Be On-Site, During The Investigation.
What Will Your Be Charged For?
How Will You, Be Kept Informed.
Prove To Me, Your Agents, Are Working The Case. That your agency is not using interns in training or sub-contracting my assignment to another firm.
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