Part IV - Chronology of Events
Use this section to clearly describe the event, issue, or your complaint.
On January 1, 2015, I was attending a weekly staff meeting where a financial analyst informed the staff that Company X will be purchasing Company Y within the next month. Later that day, I overheard my co-worker, John Smith, speaking with “Doug” over the phone, requesting that “Doug” purchase 1,000 shares of Company Y by the close of business, Friday. I asked John Smith what the call was about, and he said, “Mind your own business.” I do not know who “Doug” is.
On January 3, 2015, I met with Jane Jones, my direct supervisor. I informed Ms. Jones that John Smith asked a person named “Doug” to purchase the 1,000 shares of Company Y. I told Ms. Jones that John Smith and I recently attended a meeting announcing a merger between the two companies, and I believe his behavior is indicative of insider trading. Ms. Jones said, “Oh, that’s John being John. Don’t worry too much about it. He does this kind of stuff all the time.”
On January 1, 2015, I overheard the CEO’s assistant, Debbie, telling Steve in accounting that she used the company’s car service over the weekend to attend a wedding. She also told him the dress she bought for the wedding was “on sale,” because she used the company credit card. She also told Steve to “let the charges slide.”
About a week later, when returning from lunch, I saw Debbie in the elevator. She had a gift bag from Tiffany’s and the company credit card in her hand. When I asked what she purchased, she replied “I got myself a gift for all my [her] hard work.”