How to Deal With Dishonest Staff

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Once upon a time, if an employee was caught stealing in the workplace, instant dismissal would follow. Staff members caught red handed were found to have breached their duty of good faith to the employer; termination of service was an expected outcome. But these days, industrial legislation can protect even dishonest employees. Employers must, therefore, tread carefully when dealing with such staff members… 1. Stay alert. Staff dishonesty is difficult to eliminate from the workplace; it is certainly difficult to detect. The natural loyalty of employers towards their staff often permits such crimes to go undetected. In most cases this loyalty is justified; however, when it is not, the resulting loss can be high for the simple reason that employees have easy access to cash, goods, or valuables. Stay alert. 2. Be scrupulously fair in any investigation. Even if you believe that theft can be proven beyond doubt, a court [...]