I work as a contractor at a Fortune 500 company, and a few days ago an employee filed a complaint against my direct boss.
Asset Protection starts interviewing people and I'm one of the people being interviewed. They confirm that it’s completely confidential. Of course, I answer their questions truthfully.
Some background: my direct boss has complete control of my contract. So if he decides to cancel my contract he can do so without reason and I'd be unemployed.
To make things worse, I've worked with him over 10 years and I'm the only one he talks to. He considers me his “friend”. On the other hand, I consider him a bully, but I put up with it because I know he's capable of ending my contract without giving it a 2nd thought.
And I know that once he knows that people are being interviewed, he'll ask me about it because I'm his “friend”. If I tell him that it's confidential, I'm almost certain he’ll end my contract. If I tell him more or less what I told them, and he doesn't like it (even though it's the truth), he'll end my contract.
My question: can I retract what I told asset protection even though I signed it?