Q. A former employee is circulating a rumor that there has been some kind of fraud taking place at my business. What should I do?
A. Find out whether there is any truth to the rumor. Contact the former employee, ask for details and then investigate.
If you do nothing despite knowing about this rumor, you could be second-guessed later if it turns out to be true. On the other hand, if you look into it, you will learn whether there is any truth to it. Then you’ll be able to correct what needs to be corrected.