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If a theft occurs within the first two years of employment

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If a theft occurs within the first two years of employment am I within my rights to instantly dismiss?

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. Is there evidence that the person was guilty?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Then yes you may do so - the employee is not protected against unfair dismissal so cannot challenge it. I still suggest you take them through a formal disciplinary so they have the chance to defend themselves but if it is clear evidence of what happened then you can treat this as gross misconduct and dismiss without notice. They are still entitled to be paid for all time work up to dismissal and any accrued holidays.

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