Do you have suspicions about one of your employees?
Fraudulent employee absence is unfortunately on the rise. We can help bring irrefutable evidence to the table.
It can be extremely valuable to a business to investigate an absent employee, especially if you suspect something isn’t quite right.
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INVESTIGATING ABSENT EMPLOYEES
Illness and emergencies are unfortunate realities, and in such situations employees are encouraged to address them and take the necessary sick leave as nothing is more important than an individual’s well being. However, fraudulent employee absence is also a reality, and it is one that can have severe negative effects on the efficiency of an organisation due to lost work hours and morale of co-workers. It can be highly valuable to investigate an absent employee, especially if you suspect something is amiss.
FRAUDULANT EMPLOYEE ABSENCES
Employees who engage in such deception have often done so for quite a while, and as a result, it can be difficult to discern whether their absences are legitimate or not. This is where skilled private investigators such as ours can be invaluable: planning a discreet and effective course of action and then executing it in order to identify illegitimate absences and nip them in the bud.
CONFIRM YOUR SUSPICIONS
For various reasons it is a bad idea to accuse an employee of lying about their illness or reasons for absence without proof. However, through years of experience, it is likely that when an employer’s suspicions are strong enough to warrant action there is some foundation to them. When we investigate an absent employee, our investigators provide both the evidence necessary to deal with an employee’s deception and protection from finding yourself in an unfavourable or actionable position.
DISCREET EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATION
Our Private Investigators will first talk with you about the employee’s general history to establish any patterns and to create a plan of action. After this our investigators will begin their inquiry acting with the utmost discretion. We understand that it is imperative that neither the employee nor any other party is aware of the investigation to preserve your relationship should the absence prove to be legitimate and to protect you from liability, legal or otherwise.
DETAILED REPORTING BY YOUR PRIVATE DETECTIVE
In all cases, we will provide a full report of our findings and photographic/video evidence. Should a fraudulent claim by the employee be discovered, you will have the hard evidence necessary for dismissal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions in relation to our ‘Investigate An Absent Employee’ service. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact a member of our team. All calls and forms of communication are 100% confidential.
If you want to know if a Private Investigator can investigate you without your knowledge, then yes we are more often than not undetected. We are trying to find out something that you may want to hide/get rid of and they want to get evidence of what you are doing before you can do it.
The employer should try to contact the absent employee as soon as possible, including using any emergency contact they have. If contact cannot be made, the employer should discuss the absence with the employee when they come back to work.
An excused absence from work is typically one that an employee schedules in advance with permission from his or her employer. For example, jury duty, surgery, appointments, funerals, military service, or vacation are considered excused absences because they cannot be scheduled during work hours.