SNC-Lavalin offering 'amnesty' to whistle-blowing employees
Pedestrians walk past the offices of SNC Lavalin in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, May 27, 2013 10:22AM EDT
MONTREAL -- SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. says it is making a limited-time offer of "amnesty" to whistleblowers within its workforce.
The Montreal-based engineering giant says it won't seek damages or unilaterally fire employees who voluntarily provide a full, truthful report about potential corruption and anti-competitive activities.
To qualify, an employee must file a request with SNC's chief compliance officer between June 3 and Aug. 31.
The amnesty won't cover executives in SNC's Office of the President, its management committee groups or anyone who directly profited from a violation.
SNC is undergoing both internal and police investigations for alleged fraud and corrupt practices in Canada and abroad by some former employees.