Our company recently transferred to another location. During the transfer, we were advised to discreetly move items to our new location since bringing out of boxes is not allowed by the owner of the building since our lease of contract is not yet finished. There were no movers to help us transfer items to the new building. As a result, people took items such as computer peripherals and other items and did not brought it directly to the new building. At first, no one wants to admit that they took something, our manager asked us to talked to our people and tell them to come forward and return the items that they took so that their sanction will be lessen. So we did what we were told and they return the items. To cut it short, they were charged for theft and some of them received termination, others suspension. There were 7 officers and 3 of them were terminated and the rest suspension. Their reason for termination are the ff:
failure to protect/safeguard the tangible and intangible asset of the company.
failure to communicate information that raises ethical questions which should be brought to the attention of higher level management
Gross negligence or deliberate neglect of duty
Dishonesty:deliberately giving false testimony in an official investigation
What are the chances of winning the case in NLRC?
There were no hard evidence, they assume that we know what is happening. Base on the testimony of the agents there were no direct accusation to us saying that we saw them during the act of pilferage. They just mentioned that officers were present during the transfer.