Steve Duggan replies:
Generally, the answer is “yes.” A manager has the responsibilities of ensuring employees are fully trained and are following workplace rules. If the employer finds that the employees were not trained or were not monitored properly, the manager can and should be disciplined for that failure of managerial performance. On the other hand, if the manager did fulfill his responsibilities, I believe a savvy employer would not punish a manager for what was solely the employee’s responsibility.
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