One of the employee has been found to have forged her medical certificate, after verification was done with the clinic. Apparently she had included 1 more day of Medical Leave for herself (changing ‘5’ to ‘6’). After the evidence was presented, the staff finally admitted to it.
What I will do
Under the Penal Code of Singapore, forging for the purpose of cheating is punishable.
She forged her medical certificate so that she can enjoy a “free” day off. To me, that is more than cheating. That is also harming the interest of the organization for 1) the organization had incurred the cost of 1 day of salary and also 2) incurring unnecessary operational costs involved for covering her duties of work.
Simply anything that brushes with the law, Dismissal should be the only option.
I would go against the idea of informing the police as I felt that the losses the company had incurred are minimal, and we could take it as giving the employee a 2nd chance as well.
Do you agree? If not, what will you do?