PATCHOGUE, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you been asked to evade your own morals at work? Has your company been engaging in some suspicious activity that you know about? An employee shouldn't have to be roped into their employer's fraud schemes, but it can be hard to step forward to authorities when your livelihood is on the line. Non-attorney whistleblower advocates, FEA, know when you should blow the whistle on your company's ill-intentions. If you've been hesitating to step forward about fraud or other illegal activities, check out their suggestions below.
- You have a hunch, confirm it. You need to confirm your suspicions before moving forward, so try to confirm that the alleged wrongdoing is legitimate. If your boss asked you to do something you think is unethical, ask them to clarify your task. Make sure you are not misunderstanding their intentions and avoid reacting to an odd request emotionally. Maintaining professionalism is important here, since you don't want your boss to become suspicious of you.
- Gather evidence. Begin to compile proof of the illegal activity, whether it's recorded phone calls, suspicious company files, or a written statement citing facts. If you are involved firsthand in the illicit activity, record what tasks your boss has you doing and whether you did it knowingly or under fear of losing your job. Saving these records to be provided as evidence is key to a successful fraud claim later.
- Discuss your findings with a non-attorney whistleblower advisor. As you are gathering evidence of company wrongdoing, reach out to a non-attorney whistleblower advisor like those at FEA. Discuss your claim, the evidence you've gathered, and where you'd like to go from that point on. Professional whistleblower advisors will work with you in identifying similar past cases and the expectations you should have about becoming a whistleblower.
- Reach out to an attorney. Once you've discussed your case with an advisor, work together with them to reach out to an attorney to represent your case in court. Research attorney's that have been through similar cases alongside your advisor and contact ones that you think have a good chance of picking up your fraud claim.
Coming forward about your employer's illegal activity can be nerve-racking, but with the trusted support of a whistleblower advisor and a reliable attorney, you can get through the legal process smoothly, knowing you did the right thing and stuck to your morals. Contact FEA today with a claim if you think you've experienced fraud or other illicit activity at work.
About Fraud Expert Advisors (FEA): Fraud Expert Advisors are not attorneys; they are a community of whistleblowers ready to advise others on what it's like to become a whistleblower and guide those seeking to blow the whistle on fraud through the often-daunting legal process. FEA provides a safe space for whistleblowers to share information and experiences, while addressing any concerns and uncertainties regarding fraud claims. FEA has recovered billions of dollars in the past five years in consulting whistleblowers facing against big and small businesses alike, speaking to their ability to instill the confidence needed to step forward as a whistleblower. Put your trust into an FEA advisor today if you think your employer is engaging in fraud or other illegal activities.
SOURCE Fraud Expert Advisors