Dinesh Divekar
Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer
Human Resource Manager

Dear Friends,
I would like to have your opinion on an important issue in giving promotion to one employee who is in an executive category has joined in one organisation by submitting forged documents from his previous employers and it has been proved that those documents are forged. Is he eligible for getting promotion in his present employment?
Because submitting forged documents is an offence which is equal to - entering a foreign country with a fake passport or fake visa. If found legal action will be taken according to the law. It is similar to the same.
If he is given promotion to the next level, his act of forgery will goes under the carpet. Expecting your professional opinion.
Thanks and regards,

From India, Madras
Dear Prabhakar,

Far from awarding promotion to an employee who had falsified the documents at the time of joining, you should have asked whether he is eligible to continue his employment in your company.

Falsification of documents is "misconduct" under the provisions of standing orders act. Therefore, order domestic enquiry immediately and initiate disciplinary action if the misconduct is proved. Generally such employees are terminated. Nevertheless, what kind of punishment is to be awarded is your management's call.

Forgery speaks about the mindset of the employee. One who can forge the document to get the employment can very well do forgery in his job also. Therefore, allowing such person to continue is risky. Of course my argument is a priori but this what is the general line of argument is.


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
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