Majority of staff 'steal from work'

20-06-2007

Majority of staff 'steal from work'
More than 70 per cent of British workers have stolen from their employers, according to new research.

This is despite eight in ten employees believing stealing to be morally wrong, the study by employment law consultancy Peninsula revealed.

Peter Done, managing director of the company, warned that even instances of stealing small items should be regarded as just as serious as the theft of larger, more expensive objects.

"Workers need to realise that they simply cannot continually get away with stealing from their employer; it is an illegal act and criminal prosecutions can be brought against them for doing so," he commented.

Mr Done added that employers should take steps to ensure that punishments for stealing are set out in employment contracts.

Recent research from Check Point Software Technologies found that nearly half of workers would take useful information from their jobs to their next role.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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