I want the person responsible for selling and distributing narcotics out of the office.
Unfortunately no. However, if he is fired and the reason is not clear to the entire office then I fear the transactions in the restaurant and parking lot will continue. There are people here that I care about that have already had stints in rehab and I do not want them being suckered into drug use again. there is a managing partner that does have the power to fire him.
I am afraid that if I alert the police it will take months if not years for them to treat this with the importance that I treat it. Also, it will not sit well with the managing partner if a drug scandal rocks his office.
Yes. But once I do share my concerns with him I cannot unshare them. I don't have any proof other than what I've seen with my own eyes.
I know there are department of labor laws regarding a safe work enviornment. Are there any avenues that can be taken here?
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