Employee theft doesn't just hit a company's bottom line. It also impacts employee morale and requires countless hours of work time spent finding the fraud and repairing its damage. As a rule, to handle a company or business fraud successfully it is paramount to let a professional fraud investigation firm handle the matter and protect you from employee lawsuits.
Catching an employee stealing from your company is a valid reason for firing them; however you could face a wrongful termination lawsuit seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation if you do not know your rights as a business owner and the rights of your employees.
According to many State laws and court decisions, workers are pretty much guaranteed a right to privacy in the workplace. If you think you have a convincing reason for suspecting an employee of stealing from your place of business, you may or may not have legitimate grounds for searching his / her locker, desk, computer, etc.
Employee Hand Books
To avoid violating your employees' rights, every business owner should have employee handbooks which explains your company’s policies and procedures on employee theft, and what will happen if any employee is found to be stealing and make sure every employee has a copy of it and signs something acknowledging receipt of the employee handbook of policies and procedures concerning their place of employment.
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