Good day I had a problem at work I start...

Asked by Keenan on 27-10-2021 20:20:42
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

Good day I had a problem at work I started about two months ago and I signed a 3 month contract last month I accedently broke the vehicles camera inside the vehicle and never reported it few days later after I tried to fix it they phoned my colleague and asked what happened to it and I told them that I accedently broke it few weeks later they made me sign a final written warning and the company handbook they said the reason for the warning is because I never reported it and it was not said to me that I should report it to management 

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 30-10-2021 14:32:20

Hi there,

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Why didn't you report the accident immediately? Not doing so, kind of makes you look guilty of something, even though it was an accident.

They can't just force you to sign a final written warning notice, they are supposed to have a hearing and you are supposed to be able to defend yourself. Only if you are found "guilty" can they give you a warning. 

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