Private Investigators Catch Employees Taking Advantage of their “Work from Home” Status

JULY 8, 2020

Companies are starting to enlist the help of private investigators to monitor employees while working from home.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and mandatory quarantine, thousands of companies have been forced to allow their employees to work from home. Over time, companies have started questioning if some workers were meeting standard expectations or just using this time away as an unofficial vacation.

Private investigators have seen a recent uptick in surveillance work surrounding suspicion that employees are taking advantage of this new “work from home” routine. Businesses are starting to re-open and desire their employees to return as well, yet some employees refuse to return stating they feel uneasy and fearful for their safety and health.

In some extreme cases, employers are noting a significant decrease in productivity and lack of willingness to return forcing them to turn to the services of private investigators to determine their next legal course of action. Through surveillance, investigators have found these individuals socializing in large groups, going in and out of stores without a mask, and generally behaving without fear or unease to be around other people.

Attorney-led investigations at Bearden Investigation Agency are crucial for businesses experiencing loss due to employee deception. Experienced investigators led by a skilled legal team will ensure your company is protected.  Contact us today. 1.800.943.2670