Strategies for handling employee theft

Strategies for handling employee theft

If you steal, you're fired. But for employers, it's not that simple. • More HR/Legal articles

Employee theft can come in many different forms: stealing money, supplies, recipes, food and beverages. No employer hires an employee thinking that he or she is someday going to steal. When it happens, it is often a shock to the system that results in acrimony between the employer and the accused employee.

The natural reaction is to terminate the employee to set an example. While certainly an employer has every right to terminate an employee for theft, doing so can involve hidden

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