Is there a new standard being established for the conduct of internal investigations?
“VW Seeks Whistleblowers,” The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2015 B3. VW offers unionized employees limited amnesty to get people to self-report information related to emissions irregularities. Jones Day is conducting the investigation.
I assume, but have not asked, that all these reports by the employees are not subject to the attorney/client privilege.
Will other companies be encouraged to follow VW’s example and offer internal immunity in investigations? What if they don’t? Verry interesting. (Apologies to Arte Johnson).