Q. Because of a human error in our payroll department, one of our part-time employees has been receiving a full-time salary for the past six months. Although we recently realized our mistake, the employee never came forward to let us know about the error. Aside from recouping the funds, what actions, if any, can we take against this employee for not being forthcoming?
A. You should consider disciplinary action against the employee, up to and including termination of employment. In making the decision of whether to discipline (and what discipline is appropriate), you should conduct an investigation, including an interview with the employee. In addition, you should consult your organization’s policies and procedures and review how you have dealt with other, similar situations (if any have taken place) to ensure consistency.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/14201/what-can-we-do-we-overpaid-employee-knew-it-and-didnt-come-forward "