“So what’s a company to do? Quite a bit, actually. There are many policies and protocols an employer can institute, as well as other monitoring and theft reduction techniques.
Workplace Policies Every Employer Should Have (and Some to Consider) - It is important to create policies that not only increase an employer’s security but also give the “perception” of detection. Employees that believe they will get caught are less likely to try to steal. In fact, increasing perception of detection is one of the most effective ways to deter theft. It requires that all employees know that managers are actively seeking to prevent internal theft. Of course, publication alone is not sufficient. Otherwise, the company has the policy equivalent of a “Beware of Dog” sign, with no dog. Employers must also enforce their policies, and the policies must provide mechanisms to detect and guard against misappropriation.”
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Diane Krebs is a Partner in the New York office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP. She has extensive experience in civil rights, and labor and employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, civil service, equal pay, and wage and hour claims.