Greyvensteins says South Africa has of the highest workplace fraud statistics in the world.
The company adds that 'with fraud capable of bringing businesses to their knees through financial loss and bad publicity, it's critical that employers pay attention to the prevention of and reaction to fraud in the workplace.'
Reaction to fraud would be taking disciplinary action. This is a very crucial step when dealing with fraud in the workplace.
And by now you know that when it comes to labour matters, following a legal procedure is a must.
Here's what you must do to present a fraud case at a disciplinary hearing
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service says you must put the evidence your investigator collected into an order and form that'll best convince a neutral chairperson the suspect's guilty.
For example, let's say you catch Frank forging company cheques. The evidence gathered for the disciplinary enquiry might be:
To prepare for the hearing you'll need:
To identify the procedures for signing cheques and confirm the signature isn't yours;
A witness to confirm Frank deposited the cheque; and
Handwriting experts to confirm the signature is Frank's.
When you present the fraud case at the hearing ensure that whoever chairs the hearing:
You must also ensure that the chairperson understands the following:
The Loose Leaf Service adds that the person who presents your case must be well-trained. He must present the witnesses and other evidence in a way that makes it easy for the chairperson to see the guilt of the accused.
Knowing how to present a fraud case at a disciplinary hearing will help ensure you deal with fraud in the workplace effectively.
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