In Thailand, an employee is expected to follow the Employer’s disciplinary measures as follows:
- He or she must comply with the work rules.
- He or she must comply and follow a lawful order of a superior.
- He or she must perform work on the time assigned and make the working time in record.
- He or she must perform duties with integrity and must not persecute or intend to cause any damage to an employer or other employees.
- He or she must perform work actively with utmost effort.
- He or she must follow a regulation on occupational safety.
- As necessary or as suitable to his/her duty, he or she must maintain machines, tools and equipment to be in a good condition and well keeping.
- Employees must carefully carry out surveillance and prevention against the potential loss or damage made by a person or other ominous incidents to property in working place or factory compound with full of ability.
- Employees must keep a workplace or factory compounds clean and clear.
- He or she must not make a brawl with or an assault against any person in a workplace or factory compounds.
- He or she must not take illegal drugs, a lethal weapon or an explosive substance into a workplace or factory compound.
In the event of an employee acts against these disciplinary measures, he or she will be warned in oral, warned in writing, suspended or dismissed according to the level of his/her offence. Whereas, an employee allegedly violate the disciplinary measures, the employer may issue a written order of the suspension stating the offence committed and the period of suspension of not exceeding 7 days and notify the employee prior to the suspension.
During the suspension, the employer must pay the employee of not less than 50% of the wages of a working day prior to his/her suspension. Upon the completion of the investigation, if it appears that the employee is not guilty, the employer must pay wages to the employee equivalent to the wages of a working day from the date of suspension. The payment must be included as part of the employee’s wages, plus interest at a rate of 15% per annum.
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