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Anything I need to know? This employee sealy assaulted my wife and he's being terminated. I've documented what happened along with failure to complete requested training and poor productivity. I've spoken with my lawyer, accountant and insurance company. The termination papers document all the basics such as not allowed on premises without consent, allowed to pick up tools in business hours, what the problems were and why they resulted in termination. Dates of the incidents, the fact we expect our keys and uniforms etc.

Anything I'm missing?

 

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This goes out to every shop owner out there. Get security cameras. They are so cheap these days.

 

After many instances of theft and 1 assault I made the policy of contacting police anytime a law is broken.

 

In this photo I was attacked by my drug addict tech. He was fired on 08/27/2012 10:29:38

 

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Did you mean sexually assaulted your wife? Um if it's anything assault, cops deal with him, not me. If it's anything against my wife I deal with it and then cops deal with him.

I am not sure what type of assault you are referring to, and that is not my business. But, I would also seek advise from someone in law enforcement. Too many questionable people these days. 

I did mean sexually assaulted but it was probably more of harassment. We found through our security cameras he'd been trying to follow her around and take photos of her rear. Then he started opening his mouth inappropriately. The legal advice we received suggested he hadn't actually broken any laws but certainly warranted termination. Other issues had been starting to pop up as well. He worked well for a couple weeks and things sharply started going down hill, always had something to say about management, thought every female customer had a thing for him etc.

I was very upset and nearly lost my temper but decided it was best to handle it professionally.

It was handled Friday without a hitch. I think he was only concerned that his significant other would find out and I'm sure he's not told them the truth in regards to his termination lol

 

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In Texas, you don't need a reason to fire someone. But, these issues you were having was well beyound the threshhold to terminate an employee. Never easy.

All of my employees are told when they are hired that they are at will. Either party can terminate the employment at any time.

 

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I now make it a policy to have the police here when I fire someone.

This is a joke, right? If not then I'm sure the cops will appreciate the hell out of that. If you have to do this, you really need to access your hiring criterias.

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