Theft in South Africa poses a huge danger to employers – from employees ‘borrowing’ the company’s scissors or pen, to removing large quantities of the company’s product to resell. So it is no wonder that employers will try anything to get the theft to stop.
And sometimes that anything includes entrapment.
Employers use a variety of methods to prove an employee’s guilt, some of which are neither recommended nor legal. Methods that are legitimate and potentially effective include: