A look at dismissal based on video surveillance (Toughest HR Question)

What procedure should you follow with ‘indisputable’ evidence of misconduct?
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2015

Question: If an employer has indisputable video evidence of serious misconduct by an employee (such as an assault of a co-worker or customer), can it terminate the employee immediately, without further investigation or an interview?


Answer: When an employer is presented with what appears to be clear evidence of serious misconduct by an employee, it is natural to be tempted to move straight to dismissal without going through a seemingly pointless investigation or interview.