Employee Discipline for Anti-Corruption Issues: Predictability and Consistency in the Face of Inconsistent Laws (Part One of Three)

Anti-corruption compliance has come very far in recent years, with many companies implementing strong policies and programs to prevent corruption and bribery. But no matter how good a compliance program is, some employees will violate company policy and the law to gain a business advantage or enrich themselves. When that happens, a key step in correcting the problem is employee discipline. In this first article of a three-part series, we discuss the value of having clean practices around discipline and the challenges of applying discipline uniformly across jurisdictions with varying employment laws. Subsequent articles will discuss what elements make a discipline process effective and how a company should conduct an investigation to support that process. See “Guide to Creating an Effective Compliance-Based Employee Incentive Program (Part One of Two)” (Jan. 7, 2015); Part Two (Jan. 21, 2015).

To read the full article

Continue reading your article with an ACR subscription.