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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What is your specific query in relation to this please?
I want to know if my employer can give me a written warning for not signing for the safe key when I did not know it was in the financial procedures ? Why would I know as I am not a cashier and never been asked to go on training or to read the procedure. It is not part of my job. I am a housing officer and spend 50% of my day out of the office.
Were you aware of any procedures in relation to this?
what was your responsibility when taking the key?
I was given the key at the end of the day by the cashier- many times witnessed by the manager. I take the key home and return it to the cashier the next day. The cashier is not allowed to have the safe key as well as the cash box keys overnight.
ok let me get my response ready please
Misconduct is a common reason for taking disciplinary action against an employee. It could be due either to a single serious act of misconduct or a series of less serious acts over a period of time.
In order to justify that disciplinary action on grounds of misconduct was fair, the law requires that the employer:
If you are accused of breaching security procedures or policies but were never made aware of such a policy or received training then it is difficult for the employer to justify disciplinary action against you, unless what you did was negligent and an obvious breach of common sense procedures.
If there are any doubts an appeal can be submitted to the employer immediately after the disciplinary outcome. Apart from the appeal the only other action you can take is to resign and claim constructive dismissal, so obviously think carefully before you proceed as that is a risky decision.
This is the response I thought you would give. My brother is a manager in the construction industry and he also told me my employer can't justify a warning if they have never given me training on financial procedures and I have never had any knowledge of the procedures. Thank you for the re-assurance.
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