Surveillance by private investigators is permissible for the purpose of checking the activities and work habits of field sales staff.
Are any of your field sales people showing a decline in turnover despite telling you that they are working from early morning until late at night day by day? If so, then the truth may well differ from the hours reflected on their time sheets.
Our private investigation firm has carried out numerous surveillance tasks for clients, revealing that their employees would only start to work in the late morning and finish in the early afternoon. In such cases, there were major discrepancies found between the hours recorded in the employee’s weekly activity reports and the hours captured in the agent’s investigation report.
Employee time theft may well involve the statutory offences of falsification of documents (tampering with reports) and fraud (tampering with claims).
In addition to the use of technology, conventional surveillance and research activities, investigations may also involve the infiltration of an agent.
Fritsch Private Investigators accurately capture the daily working hours of field sales staff down to the minute. The results of our surveillance may confirm your suspicion that your employee is actually spending the time they are claiming to be at work for you at the gym or shopping with their family.
If your employee is found guilty, the court may decide that you are entitled to recover the costs for the private investigation. Please consult your lawyer.