THE pharmacist takes a chocolate bar from the shop. He does not eat the bar, but puts it in the tearoom to eat at lunch time. Company policy is to pay for all goods before consuming, however the pharmacist has seen colleagues take things off the shelf like this in the past and then pay later.
Later, a colleague is doing a stock check and informs the store manager that there is a chocolate bar missing. The subsequent investigation involves questioning the pharmacist to see if he knew of any reason for the discrepancy. The pharmacist denies that he took it without paying.
However, CCTV confirms this is not true.
What sanction should our pharmacist face in this case?
- No action necessary 8.1%
- A one month suspension from the register 10.4%
- A six month suspension from the register 3.3%
- The pharmacist should be struck off the register 5.2%
- Employer disciplinary action 73%