Employer doesn’t like those apples

Employee didn't follow company policy when taking apples and paying for them later
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/06/2016

This instalment of You Make the Call features a grocery store worker who was caught taking too many apples.

The worker was a clerk for 16 years at a British Columbia grocery store operated by Overwaitea Food Group. She had no disciplinary issues and her performance evaluations usually met or exceeded expectations.

The worker’s duties included off-till duties in the store’s cash office, which required attention to detail and mostly unsupervised work, during which she handled almost all of the cash that went through the store. She usually started work at 6:30 a.m. but often arrived early before any other cashiers.