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You Could Be Damned if You Fire an Employee for (Allegedly) Stealing from the Company.

September 23, 2011

Intuitively, terminating an employee who steals from you should be a relatively risk-free termination.  After all, the employee has committed serious, possibly prosecutable misconduct if they've stolen from you.  However, as this article notes, there are circumstances where firing the thieving employee isn't so cut and dry.  Sometimes, there might be mitigating circumstances.  Other times the firing might look arbitrary or discriminatory.  Either way you could be opening yourself up to an expensive lawsuit.

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You Could Be Damned if You Fire an Employee for (Allegedly) Stealing from the Company.

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Adam Whitney

Adam Whitney

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