Just want to get your opinions on this matter.
My Girlfriends father got fired for theft today (monday), for alledgedly stealing a monitor (Value like R400).
He is the MANAGER of Glass company in CPT, pretty big company.I swear and vouch for Him that he didnt do it, very honest man.
Saturday morning he went into work to go fix the 1 jet on the glass cutter, The one monitor wasnt working and he was fiddling with it for a while trying to figure out what this issue is. Didnt get it right and left work.
Sunday there was a power failure and so forth so he had to go into work (factory closes on weekend), being the only person authorised to do so, to go switch the monitors back on. As monitors go off when there is a power failure. Did what ever other general stuff needed to be done and left work.
Came to work this morning, staff were already there etc and the faulty monitor was missing. Last CCTV footage was on the Saturday before powerfailure on sunday and it was of him fiddling with the monitor. He had a hearing, denied the allegations. He was threatened that the company would lay charges and take him to the police station.
So he forcefully resigned then and there.
They have no proof he stole it,
there is no logical sense for him to do so, its an old monitor with hardly any value,
he manages the place,
he knows there are CCTV camera's watching,
he earns decent money and is an honest guy,
they have grounds for dismissal for theft, but no concrete evidence! He didnt steal it and rates they are trying to FRAME him!
What can he do? Is it unfair dismissal or can he fight them on any grounds.
Its crazy, he is a really decent guy, late 50's. Its just pure madness.