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If this is simply a your employer doing an investigation you do not have to help them with their investigation. They have to be able to make enough of a case in order to keep your bond so you can't come back on them and file suit. So no you do not have to participate and help them make their case unless you have an employment or union contract that requires you to do so or you will lose some type of bonus or severance or something to that effect. If this is a criminal matter on the other hand and the police or another state or federal entity is doing the investigation then yes you might have to investigate. You just need to weigh the negatives and the positives of involving yourself and possibly clearing your name and giving them more evidence.
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They will do and say anything they can to get you to do what they want. I think it is a good idea to lawyer up and have him/her review the facts and figure out how you should proceed. They cannot force you to do anything and participate in the investigation legally.
I would get them involved sooner rather than later. Again looking at the individual facts and sitting with you during any investigation could make that a viable option. I would look into an employment attorney and you can go to http://martindale.com or http://lawyers.com and see attorneys of that type im your area as well as see client reviews that will allow you to find the right attorney for you.
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