The inquirer owns a telemarketing company and has questions regarding the
1. A team of employees deliver orders and perform services in the clients' homes and afterwards collects the fees. The company became aware that some of these employees deceive the customers into paying higher fees by falsely claiming higher prices and unsuspecting and trusting customers comply. The employees then give the [real] purchase price to the company and distribute the rest among themselves without reporting the extra money, claiming to give the company its due right. Is this permissible in Islamic law?
The company provides its employees with comfortable means of transportation (taxis) to carry out their tasks. However, some of them prefer to use cheaper means and pocket the difference without informing their employer. Is this permissible?