A manager who used her staff discount card to buy items for family members, and who put discount items away so she could buy them herself, has lost her claim for unjustified dismissal.

Her employer had clear policies on the use of the staff discount card, and holding of items, which had been brought to the manager’s attention several times.

Her continued breaches of the policies meant that the employer had lost trust and confidence in her ability to read and conform to the policies. The Employment Relations Authority upheld her dismissal because the policies were clear and the process followed had been fair and thorough.

If you need assistance putting in place clear policies for staff discounts/purchases or for dealing with breaches, please call Alan Knowsley.