On 1 April 2015, in a Cease-And-Desist Order, the SEC found KBR’s confidentiality statements prohibited employees from discussing the substance of internal interviews without clearance from KBR’s legal department under penalty of disciplinary action. The interview would be conducted by KBR investigators as part of their internal investigations in response to complaints and allegations of potential illegal and unethical conduct by KBR or its employees. The SEC considered this form of confidentiality statement impeded the employee’s direct communications with the SEC about potential securities law violations.