"There is a clause in the contract which specifically states any systematized transmission indicating a possible intelligent origin must be investigated" ... "under penalty of total forfeiture of shares. (No money)."
"They ain't paying us by the hour."
"Thank you, officer Ripley, that will be all." ... "No criminal charges will be filed at this time... These proceedings are closed."
Presumably she received the number of shares stipulated in her contract (or nothing for failing to fulfill that contract). We've no indication that the term unforeseen circumstances can be found in the contract (no back pay, no extra nothing). However, there's no reason to believe that even in the future employees can be held liable for the "questionable" 'destruction of a M-class starfreighter' (company property).
"Generally, an employee can't be responsible for employer losses. In fact, if they fire you because you refuse to make up the difference, you may have a claim against them for wrongful termination of your employment." – https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-08-14-fi-34938-story.html
It wouldn't surprise me in the least if I was still on a certain company's payroll after the +10y I haven't been there. Except I was paid by the hour (so it doesn't matter, if I'm not clocked in). These are blue collar workers under contract. It's very unlikely they're on salary.
Salary? And there's hyper-sleep pods? You said illegal aliens? Sign me up!