Client is the owner of small family run courier company. An employee was regularly delivering goods, intended for a retail customer of the client, to a friend to resell. A stocktake audit revealed the extent of the missing and the retailer appointed a private investigator to discover how, when and who the goods were being stolen by.
Subsequent enquiry into the GPS tracking system onboard the delivery truck revealed which employee was deviating from his specified route to deliver stock to a 3rd party. This employee admitted to the private investigator that he had stolen the goods and given them to an associate. He later denied making this statement.
Having previously advised them on restructuring and related employee issues, Paul was engaged by the courier client to guide them through conducting a complex employment investigation. This included dismissing the employee from his employment and navigating the procedural process after the same employee lodged a personal grievance of unjustified dismissal.
The dismissed employee eventually sought proper legal advice, who explained that the employer had correctly undertaken all the necessary legal steps to ensure their desired outcome, which coupled with his admitted guilt, significantly reduced his chances of success. The employee dropped his claim of an unjustified dismissal.
Paul is an employment lawyer guiding both employees and employers through employment law procedures they face.