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There are many reasons a business owner may become suspicious of the behavior of his or her employees. Among the most common reasons are employee theft and workers’ compensation fraud. Whatever the problem may be, it is a private investigation firm with experience in monitoring possible employee misconduct and other surveillance services that can help you the most. The following are some of the services that are offered.

Installing a Security Camera System

A corporate private investigator can help set up a camera system to help uncover problems in your company, but this type of system can also work as a deterrent against crime. If you have had a problem with theft in the past, you may notice your inventory isn’t shrinking each month the way it has done after installing a camera system. In addition, the number of employees filing for workers’ compensation may drop off as employees realize that faking or exaggerating a workplace injury is now more difficult.

A private investigation firm that offers this service can install these cameras in accordance with the law. Certain camera locations may not be legal. Also, certain locations, although legal, may not be beneficial. We know the best places to install cameras to bring the maximum benefit to a security system.

Undercover Work

There are times when a business owner has done everything possible to uncover the source of a problem inside the company, but there doesn’t seem to be any progress being made. One tool that a good corporate investigation firm will offer is working undercover.

Having a private investigator posing as an employee can allow an investigator to hear first hand from workers about a recent or recurring problem. It is when there are no managers around that employees often feel at ease in speaking openly. A private investigator can get important information that may lead to discovering who is behind the problem, however, there are many laws concerning what an undercover person may say or do. This is why it is important to let a professional investigator do the job.

Investigation of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

This type of investigation work can extend outside the business environment. Sometimes it is an employee that may give information to an investigator about a fraudulent claim of injury. No one likes the idea of someone collecting money when they were never hurt.

If the employee is supposed to be recovering at home, but there is a suspicion that there is nothing wrong with the worker or the injuries have been exaggerated, we can place the employee under surveillance. If they attempt to do something physical that would indicate they are not injured, we can get this on video. Like undercover work, there are many laws regarding an individual’s privacy, so it is best to have this work done by a professional investigator as well.

If you are having problems that are affecting your business’s bottom line, such as theft and fraud, and you believe your employees may be involved, then you need to contact a private investigation firm that has experience with corporate investigation work. Contact us and let us know why you suspect one or more of your employees and we can let you know how our surveillance services can help.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.