Standards of Conduct & Disciplinary Actions
Tony’s NY Pizza does not believe it is necessary to list exhaustively every work rule or standard of conduct for our team members. All team members are expected to perform their jobs well, to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, and to treat others with honor, dignity and respect. Additionally, all team members are expected to comply with any rules applicable to employment in our Restaurant (including, but not limited to, the rules set forth in this Handbook).
In some instances of rule violations, improper conduct or unsatisfactory job performance, progressive disciplinary action may be appropriate. Serious instances of rule violations, improper conduct or unsatisfactory job performance, as determined by the Manager may result in severe forms of disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment, without prior progressive disciplinary action. The following are among the most common examples for severe disciplinary action, including immediate dismissal:
- Clocking another team member in or out;
- Clocking in or out for a team member who did not work, or otherwise submitting to be paid for time not worked;
- Reporting to work under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs;
- Insubordination or disrespect to the Operator or team leaders;
- Excessive unexcused tardiness or absence, or failure to notify the Operator or team leader of tardiness or absences in a timely manner;
- Dishonesty or falsification of employment or other records or documents;
- Use of inappropriate language or other inappropriate behavior directed toward other employees, customers or third persons including, but not limited to, profanity, obscenity, cursing, or other foul or offensive language in the Restaurant and/or loud or disruptive language, fighting, or conduct;
- Failure to follow our procedures on cash and coupon accountability;
- Cash theft which includes, but is not limited to:
- Taking money from the cash register (which may be revealed by a cash shortage);
- Writing over rings for entries not made;
- Failing to ring up a sale or a part of a sale;
- Purposely giving too much change.
- Food theft which includes, but is not limited to:
- Giving away food over the counter without receipt of the appropriate payment and/or coupons in exchange;
- Giving away food to team members who are not working that shift without receipt of the appropriate payment;
- Intentionally over-portioning products;
- Taking food home without payment after closing or finishing your shift;
- Storing food for later pick-up without payment;
- Sharing break food with an individual who is not a team member;
- Signing for food or goods not delivered;
Eating during your shifts while not on an approved break;
Bringing outside food to prepare at the restaurant without consent by manager;
Where progressive discipline is appropriate, the following types of disciplinary action may be taken, in no particular order:
- Verbal warning(s)
- Written warning(s)
- Suspension without pay
Disciplinary actions will be approached on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all the relevant facts and factors of the situation. Therefore, the Company retains the right to skip any of these steps of progressive discipline if circumstances necessitate. The Company also reserves the right to discipline an employee at any time for inappropriate conduct or behavior, whether or not such conduct is referenced or mentioned in this policy.
Nothing in this policy is a guarantee that any particular disciplinary steps will be followed in any given case, or at all, and this policy does not reflect any contractual agreement or right of any team member that any particular disciplinary steps will be followed in any given case. Employment at Tony’s NY Pizza at our Restaurant remains at-will.