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Q: An employee was recently thrown out of a pub having, we understand, caused a lot of damage. Can we fire him?
A: Probably not. What the person did was in his own time and the appropriate action has been or will have been taken by the appropriate parties, that is to say the publican and, if called, the police.
You may wish to speak to the employee and point out that his behaviour might reflect badly upon your organisation, but in reality this is unlikely.
You could act differently if the employee was in the pub entertaining business clients or if the pub itself was a customer of your organisation because clearly then the behaviour would have affected business relationships.
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