Presentation on theme: " Understand what is meant by, and the role of discipline and grievance at work Understand the importance of acting ethically in discipline and grievance."— Presentation transcript:
Class Activity – Case Study Sandy’s is a small, privately owned hairdressing business. There are 3 employees – 2 hair- dressers and an apprentice/receptionist – and 1 hairdresser who works from the premises on a self-employed basis. While the owner is on holiday, she asks the last person who leaves the premises to lock up and responsibility for the till is given to the more senior of the 2 employed hairdressers. On returning from her holiday, she is informed by the senior hairdresser that the other employed hairdresser in the salon has been seen taking money from the till and that the till did not add up at the day. When challenged, the person said that they had borrowed the money to get lunch and had intended to pay it back after lunch, but had forgotten. The incident happened 3 days ago. The owner’s partner is a friend of yours and does not get involved in the business, but is registered as one of the directors. He has asked you for advice because the owner no longer trusts the person involved and does not want to continue her employment. There are no formal procedures in place due to the size of the business. Q1. Consider what advice you would give. Q2. What are the arguments for and against: a)Taking a lenient line and allowing the person to continue to work, after discussing with her your concerns? b)Dismissing her on the grounds of stealing money from the till?