The pharmacy technician takes a chocolate bar from the shop. He does not eat the bar but puts it in the tearoom to eat at lunchtime. Company policy is to pay for all goods before consuming, however, the pharmacy technician 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 pharmacy technician to see if he knew of any reason for the discrepancy. The pharmacy technician denies that he took it without paying.
However, CCTV confirms this is not true.
What sanction should this pharmacy technician be subject to?
No action 2.36% (3 votes)
A verbal warning from the employer 30.71% (39 votes)
A final written warning from the employer 34.65% (44 votes)
Dismissal by the employer 32.28% (41 votes)
Would you report the pharmacy technician to the GPhC on this occasion?
Yes 31.75% (40 votes)
No 68.25% (86 votes)