Manage an Employee With a Gambling Problem

Key Points

  • If an employer believes an employee has a gambling problem, the employee's supervisor should express concerns in a supportive manner.
  • The supervisor should attempt to appear non-judgmental and share work-related observations about how the gambling problem negatively impacts the employee's work performance.
  • The supervisor should be clear with the employee that he is required to perform his job duties to the best of his ability and the employee has not been satisfying this standard. The supervisor should make the employee aware if this does not change, disciplinary action may follow.
  • If the employer believes an employee has a gambling problem, the employer may want to consider providing the employee with problem gambling resources.

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