I am a low level security officer, not fed or state. I work for two different security companies. However, due to a possible conflict of interest, I am not allowed to work for both. There is no state or fed law restricting me from working for both however, this is a business decision on both security company's parts. I did sign an agreement not to work for another security company. One of these companies has gotten wind that I might be working for another company and the Corporate HR department has contacted my immediate supervisor. He has asked me questions regarding this matter and I have denied that I am working for another company. My supervisor has advised that he will need to investigate. I LOVE my security jobs and would like to keep them both. Is my best move to remain mute?
This isn't really an ethics, or legal question for that matter, but in your agreement there is probably some sort of non-compete or as you indicated some agreement between the two companies, that being said, they can easily find your employment history (especially if they already have a relationship). My guess is if you're not honest, both companies may terminate you. That's just a guess and not legal advice.
The fact that you signed an agreement stating that you would not work for another company at the same time gives your company the right to investigate. Your company probably does not appreciate being lied to. I agree with my colleague that this could (and probably will) end badly for you.
It seems to me that you will be violating the agreement that you had signed by continuing to work for both security companies. By lying to your supervisor, you are likely to lose both jobs.
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