Employers can be investigated and prosecuted for fraud.
Some examples of employer fraud or other criminal offences include:
- conspiring with a worker to support a false claim
- supplying false information to obtain or renew a policy
- falsifying documents like a certificate of currency
- deliberate underestimation of wages or worker numbers
- failure to pass on workers compensation benefits
- it may indicate fraud if your employer supplies, or asks you to supply, false or misleading information in relation to their business or any aspect of a claim
This might include things like:
- overstating wages
- advising of a place of injury different from the actual place of injury
Fraud indicators do not conclusively establish the existence of fraud. Further investigation is required to determine if fraud does exist.
If you suspect fraud, there are several ways to report it.