Corporate Compliance: If You Don’t Ask, They Might Not Tell You

This article first appeared in ACCA Docket, September, 2002.

By Arlene Finkelstein, Peter W. Lilienthal, Gerald L. Maatman Jr., Carole A. Spink

If your company is like most organizations, your existing workplace reporting policies and procedures are designed to address regulatory and human resource issues. Although those issues may well be your company’s priorities, they are not necessarily your employees’ priorities. If you were a mouse in the corner behind the corporate water cooler, would you expect to hear discussions about possible financial irregularities, harassment, discrimination, and unauthorized
use of corporate assets?

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