I’m a Freelance digital accessibility consultant. In an accessibility audit for a client, I noticed an egregious digital accessibility defect.
They offered me $50,000 CAD to ignore it, and “handshake assurance” that they’d pay the fine I’d incur if I got caught. The “assurance” was offered in person, without any signatures – me pointing out the problem and then “overlooking it” would have an email paper trail.
The fine would be between $100,000 and $150,000 CAD. They offered me $50,000.
It would have cost $1,000 to fix, with the added bonus of not leaving the future of my career in the hands of a clearly shady client.