Monday, February 21, 2011
How Not to Discipline an Employee for Theft
Simon Cremer (right), who runs a flooring firm in Witham (Essex, U.K.) discovered that Mark Gilbert (left) had written out a company check to himself and then cashed it. Cremer then paraded Gilbert through the streets of town before taking him to the police station. Gilbert admitted the crime to police and was let off with a warning. Gilbert then sued Cremer for “humiliation” and two years’ lost earnings in the County Court. Now, the The Telegraph reports (hat tip: PJH Law) that the case settled with Cremer paying Gilbert £5,000 in compensation and £8,000 in court costs.